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.
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.
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).
With the children, including Charlie Bucket, still to be announced, the current cast includes Douglas Hodge (Willy Wonka), Nigel Planer (Grandpa Joe), Clive Carter (Mr. Salt), Jasna Ivir (Mrs. Gloop), Paul J. Medford (Mr. Beauregarde), Iris Roberts (Mrs. Teavee), Billy Boyle (Grandpa George), Roni Page (Grandma Josephine), Myra Sands (Grandma Georgina), Michelle Bishop (Mrs. Pratchett), Alex Clatworthy (Mrs. Bucket), Jack Shalloo (Mr. Bucket) and Kate Graham (Cherry). Remaining cast includes Joe Allen, David Birch, Nia Fisher, Clare Halse, Mark Iles, Daniel Ioannou, Kieran Jae, Mireia Mambo-Bokele, Natalie Moore-Williams, Sherrie Pennington, Damien Poole, Paul Saunders, Jane McMurtrie, Alex Louize Bird, Matthew Clark, Jennifer Davison, Jay Webb, Ross Dawes, Derek Hagen and Antony Reed.
With previews beginning Monday 20 May, book your CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY tickets today!
Age Recommendation 7+ (subject to change)
Please note: It is the policy of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane that any child under the age of 4 will not be admitted into the theatre.
It is the policy of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane that any child under the age of 4 will not be admitted into the theatre.