Roald Dahl’s fabulous dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Mr Willy Wonka comes to life in the West End musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes.
A chocolate garden, an army of squirrels and the curiously peculiar Oompa-Loompas must be believed to be seen in this outstanding new musical that is choc-full of fantastic treats to dazzle your senses.
Mr. Willy Wonka, the eccentric owner of the greatest chocolate factory in the world, has decided to open the doors of his factory to five lucky children and their parents. In order to select who will enter the factory, Mr. Wonka contrives a plan to hide five golden tickets beneath the wrappers of his famous chocolate bars.
The search for the five golden tickets is fast and furious. Charlie Bucket, the unsuspecting hero, defies all odds by claiming the fifth and final ticket. A poor but virtuous boy, Charlie lives in a small house with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bucket, and all four of his grandparents. The golden ticket sends Charlie and his Grandpa Joe on a spectacular adventure beyond either of their wildest imaginations.
Drury Lane Theatre Royal