Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical at Drury Lane

A new stage musical of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , will be at the West End's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, from 18 May 2013, directed by Sam Mendes. (The show was originally going to open at the London Palladium!)

Public booking opens in October 2012.

It 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 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.

It is produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick. Besterman (orchestrations); Nicholas Skilbeck (Music Director), Jon Driscoll (Video and Projection Designer).

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