Please Note: A £1 restoration levy (collected on behalf of the theatre) appears as part of the ticket cost.Age Recommendation 7+
Please note: It is the policy of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane that any child under the age of 5 will not be admitted into the theatre. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Children must be able to sit, unaided, in their own seat and be attentive to the performance so as not to distract other members of the audience. Cast Includes
Starring Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, Nigel Planer as Grandpa Joe, Clive Carter as Mr Salt, Jasna Ivir as Mrs Gloop, Paul J Medford as Mr Beauregarde, Iris Roberts as Mrs Teavee, Billy Boyle as Grandpa George, Alex Clatworthy as Mrs Bucket, Roni Page as Grandma Josephine, Myra Sands as Grandma Georgina and Jack Shalloo as Mr Bucket.
Booking Period Until 1 November 2014
Running Times 2 hours & 30 minutes (including interval)
ROALD DAHL's deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Mr 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 puppetry and special effects, 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; Matilda).
A chocolate garden, an army of squirrels and the curiously peculiar Oompa-Loompas must be believed to be seen in this spectacular new musical that is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses.
The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.
Signed Performance: Wednesday 12 March 2014 7.30pm
Captioned Performance: Wednesday 19 March 2014 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Audio Described: Wednesday 26 March 2014 2.30pm & Wednesday 2 April 2014 2.30pm