Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Voted Theatre Show Of The Year
| By Jacob Porteous
The award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, has been named Theatre Show of the Year in the 2015 London Lifestyle Awards, voted for by readers of the London Evening Standard.
The London Lifestyle Awards were created in 2010 with a mission to honour those whose work has made an outstanding contribution to London and its lifestyle to the ultimate benefit of Londoners and visitors to this great city. The Awards are a celebration of the businesses, the people and the places that make London the greatest city in the world. It showcases the best of London and celebrates the fantastic achievements throughout the lifestyle industry.
The 2015 celebration of London was held on 28th October 2015 at the Hilton Park Lane.
Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has quickly become one of the West End’s most popular and successful stage musicals, and recently celebrated its 1000th performance. It won two Olivier awards in April 2014, and has broken records at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, where it has been seen by over 1.7 million people since it opened in June 2013. It is currently taking bookings until 3 December 2016.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is directed by Sam Mendes. Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the wonder of the original story that has captivated the world for almost 50 years is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig, set and costume designs by Mark Thompson and choreography by Peter Darling.