Producers of a new musical version of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory have confirmed that the show will premiere at the London Palladium in June 2013.
The new stage musical will be directed by Sam Mendes and new songs from Marc Shaiman and Scott Whittman, who wrong smash hit Hairspray.
Dahl’s popular story centres on the mysterious Willy Wonka, who is opening his Chocolate Factory for just one day, and the humble boy Charlie Bucket for whom it promises to be a mouth-watering chance to feast his eyes on sweets beyond his wildest imagination.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the musical is produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick. Tickets will go on sale in October. Exact dates and casting to be confirmed shortly.