Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the spectacular musical based on Roald Dahl’s much-loved book now playing at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
ROALD DAHL’s deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall) production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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.
Now entering its final year in the West End, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of the biggest and most spectacular shows you will ever see.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory runs until 7 January 2017 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it’s the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets he’s always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors and amongst the incredible edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems.
A chocolate garden, an army of squirrels and the curiously peculiar Oompa-Loompas must be believed to be seen in this gigantic musical that is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses.
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