Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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Theatre: Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF
Telephone Bookings: +44 20 7492 1566
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the spectacular new musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane based on Roald Dahl’s much-loved book.
Featuring young Charlie Bucket and the madcap confectioner Willy Wonka, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Choclate Factory is brought to life in this major new West End musical directed by Oscar-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall).
Starring Olivier Award winner Jonathan Slinger as Willy Wonka, this spectacular new musical features stunning sets and costumes by Mark Thompson (Mamma Mia!), breathtaking choreography by Peter Darling (Billy Elliot The Musical; Matilda The Musical) and acclaimed music and lyrics by the team that created Hairspray The Musical – Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
Directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of the biggest and most spectacular shows you will ever see.
In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket wins a golden ticket to visit the weird, wonderful world of the Wonka Chocolate Factory. For five lucky winners it is the sweet-tooth chance-in-a-lifetime to venture into the sugary world of chocolate paradise. But not everything is as sweet as it seems in this darkly comic tale of chocolate gardens and Oompa-Loompas.
The cast includes Jonathan Slinger as Willy Wonka, Barry James as Grandpa Joe, Josefina Gabrielle as Mrs Teavee, and Derek Hagen and Lara Denning as Charlie’s parents Mr and Mrs Bucket.
The show also stars Ross Dawes (Mr Salt), Jasna Ivir (Mrs Gloop), Paul J Medford (Mr Beauregarde), Kraig Thornber (Grandpa George), Roni Page (Grandma Josephine) and Myra Sands (Grandma Georgina).
Full cast list: Jonathan Slinger, Barry James, Ross Dawes, Josefina Gabrielle, Jasna Ivir, Paul J. Medford, Lara Denning, Derek Hagen, Roni Page, Myra Sands, Kraig Thornber, Joe Allen, Meg Astin, Joel Baylis, Andy Brady, Simon Campbell, Georgia Carling, Andrew Carthy, Collette Coleman, Dan Cooke, Divine Cresswell, Billy Cullum, Connor Dowling, Kelly Edwards, Gemma Fuller, Kate Graham, Sam Lathwood, Lucinda Lawrence, Mark Oxtoby, Matthew Rowland, Rebecca Seale, Steven Serlin, Gregory Sims, Robert Tregoning, Tara Verloop, Michelle White, Mark Williamson.
“London’s Golden ticket” BBC Radio London
“Sam Mendes whips up a tasty confection that’s rich, dark and not too sweet” Sunday Times
“Sam Mendes masterminds a lavish feast of a musical” The Guardian
“Sam Mendes’s glossy, riotously colourful production remains as sweet as ever” Evening Standard
“Dahl’s superb novel is given a rip roaring rave of a production” Time Out
“A tremendously inventive show” Evening Standard
“Dazzling Charlie is a choc full of delights” Daily Express
“The hottest ticket in town” Time Out
“A fabulous spectacle” Daily Mail
“The year’s biggest blockbuster musical “ Daily Telegraph
“The West End’s biggest, most lavish stage musical, not just of the year but possibly any year” Sunday Express