Charlie And The Chocolate Factory The Musical Launch

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory The Musical Launch

  • Posted: Jun 25, 2013
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Opens 25th June 2013 at Theatre Royal Drury Lane


ROALD DAHL‘s deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in a brand new West End musical directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes.

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.

Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the wonder of the original story that has captivated the world for almost 50 years is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy® winners for Hairspray; Smash), a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet), set and costume designs by Mark Thompson (Mamma Mia!; One Man, Two Guvnors) and choreography by Peter Darling (Billy Elliot The Musical; Matilda The Musical).

A chocolate garden, an army of squirrels and the curiously peculiar Oompa-Loompas must be believed to be seen in this spectacular new musical that is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses

Red carpet on Wednesday

Sarah Jessica Parker stunned in a gold and black sequined dress as she stepped out with her family in London on Tuesday for the opening night of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Musical
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Reviews from


“This show is super30b! Best i have seen in a while for adults and kids alike.”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 26 June 2013

A must see in the west end at the moment! The characters were done brilliantly and the set and staging inventive and fun. Really really good.

“Lovely show for all – especially for kids”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 26 June 2013 

I went with my older son aged 13 and neice of the same age . We all loved it . Recommended age is 7+ which is realistic . Lovely scenery , great acting and singing . A good adaptation from
the book to the theatre . We especially loved the Oompa Loompas . The Drury lane theatre is also a stunning theatre – so all in all a great evening .

Visited June 2013

“Not just for children!”

We loved this show in London. The casting and sets are terrific. We are middle-aged and we had a great time watching this show and would definitely see it again! We also saw Matilda the following night, which was a great story that we also really enjoyed. But, if we had to choose between the two, we would pick Charlie! (Although I think kids really enjoy Matilda because the audience at that one was mainly made up of big groups of school children and Charlie’s audience was made up of couples and families).
Visited June 2013

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