Charlie And The Chocolate Factory the musical
Enter the deliciously dark world of Roald Dahl with your Charlie and the Chocolate factory tickets from StubHub. Whatever your age this tale will captivate you! This award-winning production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the perfect way to celebrate both the centenary of Roald Dahl's birth and his magical world. Like any good chocolate one thing you can be sure of, this fantastic production will tickle your taste buds and leave you wanting more.
From book to stage
Directed in London by Sam Mendes and on Broadway by Jack O'Brien, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is based on the original award-winning films of 1971 and 2005, both created faithfully from Roald Dahl's novel of 1964. On stage favourite songs from the films such as "Pure Imagination" and "The Candy Man" are jazzed up with a new score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the songwriters of Hairspray. David Greig wrote the stage book and the fun choreography is by Joshua Bergasse. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory premiered in London at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in June 2013 before transferring to Broadway in early 2017.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory follows the tale of young and impoverished Charlie Bucket who finds a golden ticket in his favourite chocolate bar. This gives him entry to the chocolate factory and a tour led by the mysterious Willy Wonka. While definitely entertaining Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, like all of Roald Dahl's work, has salutary overtones. Charlie's companions on the tour are a bunch of nasty, spoilt children who meet dastardly ends helped along by the peculiar Oompa-Loompas. Some plot changes were made to the Broadway production. It's noticeably darker and the ends of Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt and Mike Teavee are more grisly. This reworking led to their parts being played by adults rather than children. The happy ending remains, though, with Charlie and his family taking over the management of the factory.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - a musical to feast on
Breaking house records at Drury Lane, the West End production entertained 1.8 million people during its four-year run and the show holds the current record for the highest London weekly gross ever. A staggering £1,080,260 was taken during the last week of December 2013. Enjoy clever staging with your Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tickets, it brings to fantastical life a chocolate garden, a squirrel army and a continuously entertaining conveyor belt of candy-coloured delights.