Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the iconic children’s story from the deliciously dark pen of Roald Dahl, is universally loved by children and adults alike. Now this timeless classic finally gets a makeover for stage - nearly 50 years after Dahl’s original was released.
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.
Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory bristles with stagecraft, ingenuity, glorious sets, and stunning new music. Delivering a spectacle like no other, audiences are sure to have a perfectly mesmerising day out.
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).