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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical" is a stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's book, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Here are some facts about the musical.

Original Production: The musical premiered in London's West End at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on June 25, 2013. It was directed by Sam Mendes.

Broadway Debut: After its success in London, the musical made its Broadway debut at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 23, 2017. The Broadway production featured some changes from the original London version, including new songs and adjustments to the storyline.

Music and Lyrics: The music and lyrics for the musical were composed by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who are known for their work on other Broadway hits like "Hairspray."

Characters and Story: The musical closely follows the storyline of the original book, featuring characters such as Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket, Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, and Mike Teavee, among others.

Set and Costume Design: The production is known for its elaborate set and costume design, which bring the whimsical world of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory to life on stage.

Oompa-Loompas: In the musical, the Oompa-Loompas, the small workers in Willy Wonka's factory, are portrayed by actors using puppetry and other creative techniques to achieve their distinctive appearance.

Songs: Some of the memorable songs from the musical include "The Candy Man," "Pure Imagination," "Golden Ticket," and "It Must Be Believed to Be Seen."

Critical Reception: The musical received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for its imaginative staging and energetic performances but criticism for its pacing and deviations from the source material.

Legacy: Despite some mixed reviews, the musical has gained a dedicated fanbase and remains a popular choice for theatregoers, especially families and fans of Roald Dahl's classic story.

Overall, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical" offers a delightful and enchanting theatrical experience, capturing the wonder and imagination of Dahl's timeless tale.

CAODS are doing their own version of Charlie which will be based on the Broadway production of the musical at the New Theatre Royal in Lincoln from Friday 10th to Saturday 18th May with performances on Sunday 12th, no shows on both Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th and the Civic Night will be on Wednesday 15th.

You can get tickets now at the Box Office on 01522 519 999 or online at

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