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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory celebrates 1000th performance in West End

Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryThe award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, will tonight perform its 1000th performance at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, since opening in June 2013 in the West End.

To celebrate this milestone, producers have today announced that the booking period for the show has been extended for a further six months, taking bookings to 3rd December 2016. Currently playing the role of Willy Wonka is award-winning actor Jonathan Slinger.

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has rapidly become one of the West End’s most favourite and successful stage musicals. It won two Olivier awards in April 2014, and has broken records at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, where it has been seen by over 1,600,000 people since it opened in June 2013.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is directed by Sam Mendes. 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, a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig, set and costume designs by Mark Thompson and choreography by Peter Darling.

The Official Cast Recording album is available on Sony Records, on CD and download. This world premiere musical is produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Langley Park Productions.

For the first time ever, the award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, will be holding open auditions. Performers are invited to attend a day of auditions for the iconic roles of the Oompa-Loompas for the 2016-17 West End Company.

Auditions will be held on Monday 26th October 2015 at The Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road. Auditions for female performers start at 10am and for male performers at 2pm. Read about that here.

Mendes’ production is like stepping into a theme park, and has something for anyone. Luckily, you don’t need to find a golden ticket to experience the magic for yourself! Read our latest review here.

Buy Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tickets

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Address: Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF, United Kingdom
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm
Age Restrictions: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is recommended for a general audience. The show is suitable for children aged 6 and over. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Babes-in-arms will not be admitted. All children must be old enough to occupy their own seats.
Previews from 22nd May 2013
Opened 25th June 2013
Currently booking tickets to 4th June 2016

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