Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical

by David Greig, Marc Shaiman Scott Wittman. Based novel by Roald Dahl

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a West End musical written by David Greig, with music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Based on the children’s novel of the same name, written by Roald Dahl, it was directed by Sam Mendes. It had its world premiere at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London on 25 June 2013 with Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka.

 

Lets Check Out The Critics

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Now Playing Theatre Royal, Drury Lane London

 

Cast (Original West End)

 

Joe Allen
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Mr. Gloop
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Oompa-Loompa
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Oompa DJ
Matilda Belton
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Veruca Salt (A)
David Birch
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Oompa-Loompa
Alex Louize Bird
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Performer (S)
Michelle Bishop
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Mrs. Pratchett
Billy Boyle
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Grandpa George
Simon Campbell
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Performer (S)
Clive Carter
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Mr. Salt
Matthew Clark
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Performer (S)
Alex Clatworthy
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Mrs. Bucket
Jack Costello
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Charlie Bucket (A)
Jennifer Davison
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Performer (S)
Ross Dawes
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Jerry
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Lovebird Man
Keir Edkins-O’Brien
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Charlie Bucket (A)
Oliver Finnegan
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Charlie Bucket (A)
Nia Fisher
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Oompa-Loompa
Kate Graham
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Cherry
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Lovebird Woman
Alexzander Griffiths
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Augustus Gloop (A)
Derek Hagen
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Oompa-Loompa
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Mr. Teavee
Lauren Halil
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Violet Beauregarde (A)
Clare Halse
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Oompa-Loompa
Jay Heyman
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Mike Teavee (A)
Douglas Hodge
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Willy Wonka
Mark Iles
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Oompa-Loompa
Daniel Ioannou
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Oompa-Loompa
Jasna Ivir
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Mrs. Gloop
Kieran Jae
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Oompa-Loompa
Jade Johnson
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Violet Beauregarde (A)
Dan Juler
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Augustus Gloop (A)
Mireia Mambo Bokele
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Oompa-Loompa
Jane McMurtrie
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Performer (S)
Paul J Medford
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Mr. Beauregarde
Adam Mitchell
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Mike Teavee (A)
Natalie Moore-Williams
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Oompa-Loompa
Tia Noakes
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Veruca Salt (A)
Mya Olaye
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Violet Beauregarde (A)
Ben Oliver
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Performer (S)
Roni Page
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Grandma Josephine
Sherrie Pennington
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Oompa-Loompa
Nigel Planer
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Grandpa Joe
Damien Poole
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Oompa-Loompa
Antony Reed
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Oompa-Loompa
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Chocolate Buyer
Iris Roberts
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Mrs. Teavee
Scarlet Roche
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Veruca Salt (A)
Myra Sands
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Grandma Georgina
Paul Saunders
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Oompa-Loompa
Jack Shalloo
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Mr. Bucket
Jenson Steele
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Augustus Gloop (A)
Troy Tipple
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Charlie Bucket (A)
Luca Toomey
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Mike Teavee (A)
Robert Tregoning
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Performer (S)
Jay Webb
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Performer (S)

A = Alternate S = Swing

A new Willy Wonka. Taking over for Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor Douglas Hodge in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be fellow Olivier-winner Alex Jennings, according to the Daily Mail. Directed by Sam Mendes, the production opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25 June 2013 and recently extended through May 20, 2015. Hodge’s last performance is set for May 17, with Jennings taking over May 19, 2014.

 

Creative

 

Paul Arditti
Sound Designer
Doug Besterman
Orchestrator
Peter Darling
Choreographer
Jon Driscoll
Projection Designer
Sam Mendes
Director
Paul Pyant
Lighting Designer
Nicholas Skilbeck
Musical Director
Mark Thompson
Set & Costume Designer
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