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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).
Starring Douglas Hodge as the mysterious chocolatier Willy Wonka and Nigel Planer as the loveable Grandpa Joe, the cast also includes 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).
Three-time Olivier Award winner Alex Jennings will take over the role of Willy Wonka from Monday 19 May 2014. Also joining the cast will be Josefina Gabrielle (Merrily We Roll Along) as Mrs. Teavee, Barry James as Grandpa Joe, Richard Dempsey as Mr. Bucket, and Kirsty Malpass as Mrs. Bucket.
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*Please note: Recommended for ages 7 and over. 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.