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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - 2013 - West End Tickets, News, Info & More

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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.

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 gigantic new musical that is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses.

Running Time:

Two hours and 30 minutes

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

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by Christina Mancuso - February 23, 2016
The award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, continues to capture the imagination of audiences as it enters its fourth and final year at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2016
The award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, mounts a special relaxed performance at 6pm tonight 19 January 2016.
by Christina Mancuso - September 11, 2015
The award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, will mount a special relaxed performance at 6pm on Tuesday 19 January 2016.
by Nicole Rosky - June 25, 2015
The award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, will mark its second anniversary tonight with a gala performance and party for cast, crew and special guests.
by Carrie Dunn - June 1, 2015
When we speak, Jonathan Slinger is a couple of weeks into his run as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. He's had a lot of press interviews lately, and combined with the strenuous performance schedule, it's no wonder he's a touch tired.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015
URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger is set to star as 'Willy Wonka' in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, beginning toinght, May 2, 2015 for a run through April 2016. He follows Alex Jennings in the role.
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2015
Dazzle your audience (friends, family, judges, casting directors, you name it!) with your own rendition of 'Pure Imagination' when Piano/Vocal Selections for the hit West End show CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY become available mid-May!
by Stage Tube - March 25, 2015
As the hit West End show Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, approaches its second anniversary, producers today announced the cast that will take it into its third year. Alongside Jonathan Slinger as Willy Wonka will be Kraig Thornber (Grandpa George), Lara Denning (Mrs Bucket) and Mark Oxtoby (Jerry), among other new names. Originating company members Ross Dawes and Derek Hagen will take over the roles of Mr Salt and Mr Bucket respectively.
by Tyler Peterson - March 20, 2015
The hit West End show Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, today released new portraits of Alex Jennings as Willy Wonka, with the five lucky golden-ticket winners who win a tour of his chocolate factory - Charlie Bucket, Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt and Mike Teavee. Check them out below!
by Tyler Peterson - March 12, 2015
Five aspiring theatre technicians have been named as this year's recipients of the 'Golden Ticket' week-long paid work placements on Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the hit Olivier Award-winning musical, directed by Sam Mendes.
by Carrie Dunn - February 27, 2015
Jonathan Slinger will play Willy Wonka in the West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the role currently played by Alex Jennings.
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2015
The Daily Mail writes that URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger is set to star as 'Willy Wonka' in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, beginning May 2, 2015 for a run through April 2016. He follows Alex Jennings in the role.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Frequently Asked Questions

What is the order of songs in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and what's the order?
Overture
The Candy Man
Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka
Charlie, You and I
A Letter from Charlie Bucket
More of Him to Love
When Veruca Says
The Queen of Pop
What Could Possibly Go Wrong
If Your Father Were Here
I've Got a Golden Ticket
It Must Be Believed to Be Seen
Strike That, Reverse It
Pure Imagination / Grandpa Joe (Reprise)
The Oompa Loompa Song / Auf Wiedersehen
When Willy Met Oompa
Veruca's Nutcracker Sweet
Vidiots
The View from Here

What productions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory have there been?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has had 4 productions including West End which opened in 2013, Broadway which opened in 2017, US Tour which opened in 2018 and US Tour which opened in 2021.

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