Get your Oompa-Loompa on, for the first time ever West End musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is to hold open auditions.

Billed as a dance call initially with recalls involving singing, the auditions will be held on 26 October 2015 at the Dominion Theatre for the 2016/17 company intake. Directed by Sam Mendes, the show is looking for people aged 18 and over, with playing ages of 18 to early 30s to play the Oompa-Loompas.

Resident choreographer Chris Piper said: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory remains one of the most popular and successful musicals in the West End. This is a brilliant opportunity to appear on stage as an Oompa-Loompa.”  He added that the show was looking for dancers with “exceptional technical and performance skills”.

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has quickly become one of the West End’s most popular and successful stage musicals. 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 1,500,000 people since it opened in June 2013. It is currently taking bookings until 4 June 2016.

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