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Charlie and Twelve Angry Men Extend as Two Shows Close

Thursday, 30th Jan 2014

From Here To Eternity and Only Our Own Announce Closing Dates at their West End Homes

Two shows in the capital – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Twelve Angry Men – have announced new dates at their respective homes of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the Garrick Theatre, adding to the long list of recent booking extensions that have been announced.

It’s not all good news, however, as the updates comes at the same time as two other shows announce their end-dates. From Here To Eternity will bow out at the Shaftesbury Theatre in March and Only Our Own has already closed its doors at the Arts Theatre (the latter was originally due to continue to February).

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory opened its doors at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in June last year and has proven a popular production with theatregoers, clearly eager to see a musical starring Douglas Hodge and directed by Skyfall helmer Sam Mendes. Based on Roald Dahl’s book of the same name, it follows Charlie as he goes on a tour of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory will soon be booking at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane for performances up to Saturday 30th May 2015.

Meanwhile, Twelve Angry Men opened at the Garrick Theatre in November and was due to bow out in March. However, it has added an extra two weeks at its home, giving audiences further chances to catch the courtroom production based on the television play and, more famously, the movie from Sidney Lumet.

Twelve Angry Men is now taking bookings at the West End’s Garrick Theatre until Saturday 15th March 2015.

From Here To Eternity opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in September and it has been revealed that it will not be extending past its Saturday 29th March 2014 end-date. The production features Darius Campbell and Robert Lonsdale amongst its cast members.

Finally, Only Our Own appeared at the Arts Theatre from Friday 10th January 2014 to Saturday 18th January 2014. Its week-long run was supposed to be longer as it was booking to February, but instead it has closed its doors for good.

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