Charlie and the Chocolate Factory extends to 1 Nov 2014

The new stage musical of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical , directed by Sam Mendes, has extended its booking period to 1 Nov 2014, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

The musical, which opened 25 June 2013, following previews from 22 May, has book by David Greig and new songs from Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Designs & costumes by Mark Thompson, choreography by Peter Darling, lighting by Paul Pyant, sound by Paul Arditti.

The cast includes Douglas Hodge (Willy Wonka) and Nigel Planer (Grandpa Joe).

The mysterious Willy Wonka is opening his Chocolate Factory for just one day, and for Charlie Bucket it promises to be a mouth-watering chance to feast his eyes on sweets beyond his wildest imagination.

The Official Cast Recording has been released by Sony Music, on CD and for download. The album features the entire cast, led by Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, and includes every number from the show, including Must Be Believed to Be Seen, Simply Second Nature, Almost Nearly Perfect, as well as the Newley/Bricusse classic Pure Imagination.

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