URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger Is West End's New 'Willy Wonka'

By: Feb. 26, 2015
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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.

Slinger has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and also recently appeared in the West End's URINETOWN, as well as YES, PRIME MINISTER at Chichester and in London in 2010.

The West End adaptation of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is directed by Sam Mendes. 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, a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig, set and costume designs by Mark Thompson and choreography by Peter Darling.

The cast also features Barry James as Grandpa Joe, Clive Carter as Mr Salt, Jasna Ivir as Mrs Gloop, Paul J Medford as Mr Beauregarde, Josefina Gabrielle as Mrs Teavee, Billy Boyle as Grandpa George, Kirsty Malpass as Mrs Bucket, Claire Carrie as Grandma Josephine, Myra Sands as Grandma Georgina, and Richard Dempsey as Mr Bucket.

This world premiere musical is produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Langley Park Productions.

Pictured: Jonathan Slinger in URINETOWN. Photo by Johan Persson.


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