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Behind The Scenes Of CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Behind The Scenes Of CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYThe highly anticipated new stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's iconic children's book and its subsequent celebrated feature film, CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is making its way to the West End in a spectacular new production directed by Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes.

Starring recent Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka and boasting a score by HAIRSPRAY and SMASH songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY purports to be an effervescently pleasing evening judging from these jolly first shots of the cast and creative team in rehearsal for the new musical that have just been released.

Mendes, Hodge, Shaiman, Wittman and many more can be spotted in this series of photos recently captured, as the musical prepares for its West End bow next month.

CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY begins previews May 17 with an opening set for June 25 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

More information on the show is available at the official site here.

View the new behind the scenes photos of the cast and crew in rehearsals for CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY below.

Behind The Scenes Of CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Behind The Scenes Of CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Behind The Scenes Of CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Behind The Scenes Of CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Behind The Scenes Of CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Behind The Scenes Of CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Behind The Scenes Of CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Behind The Scenes Of CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Behind The Scenes Of CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Behind The Scenes Of CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Behind The Scenes Of CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Behind The Scenes Of CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Behind The Scenes Of CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Behind The Scenes Of CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Behind The Scenes Of CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

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Behind The Scenes Of CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Behind The Scenes Of CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Photo Credits: Helen Maybanks, etc.

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