New cast announced for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

As Charlie and the Chocolate Factory approaches its second anniversary in the West End, the producers today announced the cast that will take it into its third year. Alongside Jonathan Slinger as Willy Wonka other new company members will include Kraig Thornber (Grandpa George), Lara Denning (Mrs Bucket) and Mark Oxtoby (Jerry). Originating company members Ross Dawes and Derek Hagen will take over the roles of Mr Salt and Mr Bucket respectively.

Almost two-thirds of the current cast will be staying with the show for another year in Wonka’s factory, including Myra Sands, Roni Page, Jasna Ivir, Ross Dawes, Paul J. Medford, Ross Dawes, Derek Hagen, Kate Graham, Joe Allen Simon Campbell and Robert Tregoning, who have all been with the show since it opened in spring 2013.

The producers of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory also announced today that the show’s popular ‘Golden Ticket’ Gift Tokens are now available to purchase online, just in time for Easter. The vouchers are valid for any performance of the show (currently booking until June 2016), and make the perfect gift for any special occasion.

The full cast from 4 May is Jonathan Slinger, Barry James, Ross Dawes, Josefina Gabrielle, Jasna Ivir, Paul J. Medford, Lara Denning, Derek Hagen, Roni Page, Myra Sands, Kraig Thornber, Joe Allen, Meg Astin, Joel Baylis, Andy Brady, Simon Campbell, Georgia Carling, Andrew Carthy, Collette Coleman, Dan Cooke, Divine Cresswell, Billy Cullum, Connor Dowling, Kelly Edwards, Gemma Fuller, Kate Graham, Sam Lathwood, Lucinda Lawrence, Mark Oxtoby, Matthew Rowland, Rebecca Seale, Steven Serlin, Gregory Sims, Robert Tregoning, Tara Verloop, Michelle White and Mark Williamson.