Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the spectacular musical based on Roald Dahl’s much-loved book at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

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 West End musical directed by Oscar-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall).

Starring Olivier Award winner Jonathan Slinger as Willy Wonka, this spectacular 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 Chris Grahamson 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, Claire Carrie, Lara Denning, Myra Sands, Kraig Thornber, Chris Grahamson, Alexander Bartles, Lisa Bridge, Melanie Brown, Helen Colby, Ashley Cooper, Alastair Crosswell, Katrina Dix, Ryan Gover, Rebecca Hodge, Peter Houston, Thomas Inge, Mikey Jay-Heath, Joanne McShane, Ben Redfern, Ainsley Hall Ricketts, Johnathan Tweedie, Andy Brady, Georgia Carling, Andrew Carthy, Sam Lathwood, Lucinda Lawrence, Steven Serlin, Robert Tregoning, Tara Verloop and Michelle White.


“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