See the new musical version of Roald Dahl's classic tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, live in London's West End.
Roald Dahl's deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Mr Willy Wonka comes to life in a brand new musical directed by by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes.
A chocolate garden, an army of squirrels and the curiously peculiar Oompa-Loompas all feature in this spectacular new musical that is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses.
Mr Willy Wonka, the eccentric owner of the greatest chocolate factory in the world, has decided to open the doors of his factory to five lucky children and their parents. In order to choose who enters the factory, Mr Wonka devises a plan to hide five golden tickets beneath the wrappers of his famous chocolate bars.
The search for the five golden tickets is fast and furious. The story follows Charlie Bucket, the unsuspecting hero, who defies all odds in claiming the fifth and final ticket. A poor but virtuous boy, Charlie lives in a tiny house with his parents, Mr and Mrs Bucket, and all four of his grandparents. The golden ticket sends Charlie and his grandpa Joe on a spectacular adventure, beyond either of their wildest imaginations.
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).