Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Following the huge success of Matilda The Musical, another classic Roald Dahl tale gets a musical makeover as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London.
Featuring young Charlie Bucket and the madcap confectioner Willy Wonka, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Choclate Factory is brought to life in a major new West End musical directed by Oscar-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall).
Starring Olivier and Tony-award winner Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, this spectacular new musical will feature 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.
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.
Directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory promises to be the biggest musical opening in 2013.
The cast includes Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka; Nigel Planer as Grandpa Joe; Clive Carter as Mr Salt; Jasna Ivir as
Mrs Gloop; Paul J Medford as Mr Beauregarde; Iris Roberts as Mrs Teavee; Billy Boyle as Grandpa George; Roni Page as
Grandma Josephine; Myra Sands as Grandma Georgina; Michelle Bishop as Mrs Pratchett; Alex Clatworthy as Mrs Bucket; Jack Shalloo as Mr Bucket; and Kate Graham as Cherry.
Theatre: Theatre Royal Drury Lane