Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Enters its Final Year
The record-breaking production Charlie and the Chocolate Factory enters its final year at Theatre Royal Drury Lane where it has been seen by over 1.8 million people since it opened in June 2013. It currently sits alongside Miss Saigon and 42nd Street in the top three longest-running productions of the last 50 years at the historic venue, one of London’s largest theatres. A Broadway production will open in New York in the 2016-2017 season and tickets for a UK-wide tour will go on sale next year.
Jonathan Slinger, as Willy Wonka, continues his celebrated performance, as do the principal cast members: Barry James as Grandpa Joe, Ross Dawes as Mr Salt, Josefina Gabrielle as Mrs Teavee, Jasna Ivir as Mrs Gloop, Paul J Medford as Mr Beauregarde, Claire Carrie as Grandma Josephine, Lara Denning as Mrs Bucket, Myra Sands as Grandma Georgina and Kraig Thornber as Grandpa George. Chris Grahamson joins the cast as Mr Bucket.
Joining the ensemble are Alexander Bartles, Lisa Bridge, Melanie Brown, Helen Colby, Ashley Cooper, Alastair Crosswell, Katrina Dix, Ryan Gover, Rebecca Hodge, Peter Houston, Thomas Inge, Mikey Jay-Heath, Joanne McShane, Ben Redfern, Ainsley Hall Ricketts and Johnathan Tweedie.
Remaining in the ensemble are: Andy Brady, Georgia Carling, Andrew Carthy, Sam Lathwood, Lucinda Lawrence, Steven Serlin, Robert Tregoning, Tara Verloop and Michelle White.