Opening Night for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Tonight sees Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opening in the West End, which is general managed by Playful Productions.

Roald Dahl’s deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in a brand new West End musical directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes.

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.

Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the wonder of the original story that has captivated the world for almost 50 years is brought to life with 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).