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West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces 'Golden Ticket' Work Placement RecipientsWest End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces 'Golden Ticket' Work Placement Recipients
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2014

Following a demanding assessment day at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Friday 7th March, Ruth Blakey, Kayleigh Chapman, Jenny Milner, Erin Rankin and Lois Taviner have been offered a week-long 'Golden Ticket' paid work placement, working backstage on Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the seven-time Olivier Award-nominated musical. (more...)
Alex Jennings to Replace Douglas Hodge as 'Willy Wonka' in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Beg. May 19Alex Jennings to Replace Douglas Hodge as 'Willy Wonka' in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Beg. May 19
by BWW News Desk - February 6, 2014

The West End is getting a new Willy Wonka. Taking over for Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor Douglas Hodge in Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be fellow Olivier-winner Alex Jennings, according to the Daily Mail. Directed by Sam Mendes, the production opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25 June 2013 and recently extended through May 20, 2015. Hodge's last performance is set for May 17, with Jennings taking over May 19, 2014. (more...)
Applications for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's 'Golden Ticket' Program Now Being AcceptedApplications for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's 'Golden Ticket' Program Now Being Accepted
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2014

Applications are now open for five 'Golden Ticket' week-long, paid work experience placements on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which will provide five people with a unique insight into the working world of theatre. What's more, at the end of the week, the most promising candidate will be rewarded with a life-changing three-month paid placement as production intern, working alongside some of the most experienced people in the business. (more...)
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Booking in UK; Breaks Another Grosses Record During HolidaysCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Booking in UK; Breaks Another Grosses Record During Holidays
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2014

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory today announced that it is extending its run at Theatre Royal Drury Lane until 20 May 2015. The new booking period will go on sale on 7 February 2014. (more...)
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Breaks West End Record for Highest Weekly SalesCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Breaks West End Record for Highest Weekly Sales
by BWW News Desk - November 4, 2013

Last week (Monday 28th October to Saturday 2nd November 2013) Roald Dahl's' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory broke the West End record for the highest reported weekly gross sales. Over the course of the nine show week almost 20,000 people saw the musical at Theatre Royal Drury Lane achieving a record value of £1,062,606. This figure also breaks the show's own Drury Lane record set in August 2013. Since the box office opened in October 2012 the show has taken £21million in ticket sales and is now booking through to November 2014. (more...)
West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - November 1, 2013

The hit West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, announced today that it has extended its booking period by six months until 1 November 2014. The show had previously been booking until 31 May 2014. The production, which has so far been seen by almost 300,000 people since it began previews in May 2013, is extending its run due to popular demand, releasing almost 400,000 extra tickets. (more...)
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to Be 'Retooled' for Broadway; Still Targeting 2014-15CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to Be 'Retooled' for Broadway; Still Targeting 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2013

Sam Mendes' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which opened on June 26th in London's West End, is now playing through May 31, 2014 in the UK, and according to the New York Times, the show will be 'retooled' before moving to Broadway in the 2014-15 season. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Musical Releases Official Trailer!STAGE TUBE: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Musical Releases Official Trailer!
by Stage Tube - July 1, 2013

Sam Mendes' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which opened Tuesday, June 26th on London's West End, just added six months to its run and is now set to continue until May 31, 2014. The official trailer was just released and you can watch it below! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
by Stage Tube - June 26, 2013

Douglas Hodge stars as Willy Wonka in the brand-new production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London. Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, the story is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics byScott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy winners for Hairspray; Smash), with a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet). The show opened last night, June 25 and you can check out highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)
Review Roundup: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Opens in the West End - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Opens in the West End - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - June 25, 2013

Douglas Hodge stars as Willy Wonka in the brand-new production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London. Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, the story is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy winners for Hairspray; Smash), with a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet). The show opens tonight, June 25. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)
Photo Flash: On the Opening Night Red Carpet at CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!Photo Flash: On the Opening Night Red Carpet at CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2013

Douglas Hodge stars as Willy Wonka in the brand-new production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London. Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, the story is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy winners for Hairspray; Smash), with a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet). The shows opens tonight, June 25 and you can check out photos from the opening night red carpet below! (more...)
Photo Flash: Behind the Scenes of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYPhoto Flash: Behind the Scenes of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2013

Peep behind the scenes at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane where the cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are getting ready for another show before this week's opening night! (more...)
Photo Coverage: First Production Photos for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!Photo Coverage: First Production Photos for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
by BWW News Desk - June 4, 2013

Check out a first look at production shots below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: First Shots Of Douglas Hodge As Willy Wonka In CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!Photo Coverage: First Shots Of Douglas Hodge As Willy Wonka In CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

Here are the first shots of Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka in the brand-new production of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - now in previews at Theatre Royal Drury Lane! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Makes Its West End Debut - The Audience Reacts!STAGE TUBE: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Makes Its West End Debut - The Audience Reacts!
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2013

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, the highly anticipated West End musical starring Olivier and Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, began May 22, 2013. Watch as the very first audiences share their reactions to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, now in previews until 24 June at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. (more...)
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Begins TonightCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, the highly anticipated West End musical starring Olivier and Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, begins tonight, May 22, 2013. Opening night is set for June 25. (more...)
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Cancels First Previews; Will Now Begin May 22CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Cancels First Previews; Will Now Begin May 22
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, the highly anticipated West End musical starring Olivier and Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, has been postponed. The first two previews - scheduled for May 17 and 18, respectively - have been cancelled and performances will now begin May 22 instead of May 23. (more...)
Mireia Mambo Bokele formar parte del elenco de 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory'Mireia Mambo Bokele formar parte del elenco de 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory'
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - March 18, 2013

La actriz madrileña Mireia Mambo Bokele (High School Musical, Ragtime, A Midnight Summer Dream) sera uno de los miembros del nuevo musical 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory' que se estrenare el proximo 25 de junio en el Drury Lane Theatre de Londres, con previas desde el 18 de mayo. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Creative Team Talks Writing ProcessSTAGE TUBE: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Creative Team Talks Writing Process
by Stage Tube - March 17, 2013

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25 June 2013. Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will star Olivier and Tony Award-winning Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka. Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the story is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy winners for Hairspray; Smash), with a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet). Click below to watch the show's creative team talk about the writing process! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Inside West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Intro, Sets and More!STAGE TUBE: Inside West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Intro, Sets and More!
by Stage Tube - February 17, 2013

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick's production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25th June 2013, directed by Sam Mendes. In the videos below, Mendes introduces the show and takes you inside the set design for this whimsical production! (more...)
Nigel Planer, Clive Carter and More Join Douglas Hodge in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYNigel Planer, Clive Carter and More Join Douglas Hodge in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2013

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick today announced further casting for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25th June 2013, directed by Sam Mendes. (more...)
Nigel Planer, Myra Sands and More Join West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYNigel Planer, Myra Sands and More Join West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW - January 10, 2013

As reported by the Daily Mail, Nigel Planer and Myra Sands will play Grandpa Joe and Grandma Georgina in the West End's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, joining leading man Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka. Previews begin May 18 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, leading up to a June 25 opening. (more...)
Official! Douglas Hodge is 'Willy Wonka' in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Tix on Sale 10/15Official! Douglas Hodge is 'Willy Wonka' in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Tix on Sale 10/15
by BWW - October 11, 2012

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick today announced that Olivier and Tony Award®-winning actor Douglas Hodge will play Willy Wonka in Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25th June next year. (more...)
Breaking News: Douglas Hodge to Play 'Willy Wonka' in West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!Breaking News: Douglas Hodge to Play 'Willy Wonka' in West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
by BWW - September 6, 2012

According to the Daily Mail, Douglas Hodge will play Willy Wonka in Sam Mendes', Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on the West End at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. (more...)
Official: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to Play Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; Begins May 18Official: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to Play Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; Begins May 18
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2012

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick today announced that their production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will now open at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in June 2013. Previews start on 18 May 2013. The production was originally slated to run at the London Palladium. (more...)

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