Age Restriction: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is recommended for a general audience. The show is suitable for children aged 6 and over. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Babes-in-arms will not be admitted. All children must be old enough to occupy their own seats.
Who isn’t familiar with the tale of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory?
Few people are, as the story is one that has been told on many occasions, beginning with the novel by Roald Dahl and continuing with two movie adaptations starring Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp on respective occasions.
Now see the latest version of this classic tale on the stage of the West End’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane, where talented stage performers follow in the footsteps of the names listed above (and others) as they take on the iconic parts.
As well as boasting these performers, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory also has a high calibre director in Sam Mendes, who has been behind many hit works like The Bridge Project at the Old Vic and Assassins at the Donmar Warehouse whilst also providing his vision to the film indsutry. So not only will audiences have seen his stage work when picking up theatre tickets, they might also be familiar with acclaimed films like American Beauty, Jarhead, Road To Perdition and, of course, the most recent James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre. With a high profile director like this, the show is bound to attract a lot of theatregoers to the West End.
But when it comes to a staging of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory audiences will also be keen for a fun and imaginative story and in this respect it has a lot to offer. Charlie is the young boy who visits Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory when the latter hands out limited golden tickets in his chocolate bars. Charlie has wanted nothing more than to witness the goings-on behind those factory doors and when inside he is faced with magical contraptions, Oompa Loompas and, of course, a lot of sweets!
Since the show opened its doors in the West End in 2013 it has welcomed many performers in the role of Willy Wonka, beginning with Douglas Hodge from then until May 2014. As a result, even those who are familiar with the character on the page and screen will benefit from the latest interpretation of this well known role.
So pick up tickets for Charlie And The Chocolate Factory as it continues its West End run at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Did You Know?
• Audiences can currently see Jonathan Slinger in the role of Willy Wonka (as of February 2016).Since the show opened, the part has also been played by Douglas Hodge and Alex Jennings.
• Other cast members include Barry James as Grandpa Joe, Jasna Ivir as Mrs Gloop and Ross Dawes as Mr Salt.
• Though perhaps best known for film work, Sam Mendes started his career in the theatre, directing shows like The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice in the 1990s.
• The musical was written by David Greig, whilst Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman provide the music and lyrics respectively.
|Booking From:||Friday, 6th January 2017|
|Booking Until:||Friday, 6th January 2017|
|Running Time:||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Age Restriction:||Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is recommended for a general audience. The show is suitable for children aged 6 and over. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Babes-in-arms will not be admitted. All children must be old enough to occupy their own seats.|
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