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Cheryl's Charmed Journey: Embracing the Sweetness of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

Updated: Apr 12

Hello, fellow theatre lovers! Cheryl here, and I'm beyond thrilled to take you on a journey behind the scenes of our production of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." As an adult member of the cast, I've had the pleasure of stepping into the shoes of Mrs. Gloop, and let me tell you – it's been a whirlwind of excitement and delight!


One of the most exhilarating aspects of this experience is CAODS being one of the first to bring this iconic show to life on stage. With the rights becoming available only recently, the anticipation and excitement surrounding our production have been palpable. It's a privilege to be part of something so fresh and new!


Now, you might be wondering why I'm playing Mrs. Gloop instead of Veruca – well, let's just say I'm a bit too tall for that role! But don't worry, Mrs. Gloop has been an absolute blast to portray, and I wouldn't have it any other way.


Of course, no journey is without its challenges, and for me, it's been learning to yodel. Let me tell you, the husband and cats have had quite the experience listening to my practice sessions! But hey, it's all in good fun, and I'm determined to nail it.


As for my favourite scene in the show – well, I can't give away too much, now can I? Let's just say there are plenty of surprises in store for our audience, and I wouldn't want to ruin the magic of the moment.


"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is not just a fun-filled spectacle – it's also a thought-provoking journey with some not-so-hidden messages about our behaviour and the consequences that follow. It's a show that will leave you laughing, but also reflecting on the choices we make in life.


And what's a theatre experience without a little indulgence? For me, there's nothing quite like a good old bar of Dairy Milk, especially the massive ones you can find around Christmas time – pure bliss!


Now, let's talk about my invention – a chocolate with orange flavouring and fruity popping candy. I like to call it a Fruit Fizzer – a delicious explosion of flavour in every bite!


One of my favourite moments in the show is "Let's Yodel!" It's a hilarious and heartwarming scene that always brings a smile to my face.


As for preparing for a performance, I like to surround myself with the smell of bratwursts and listen to Rammstein – just kidding! In all seriousness, I take a deep breath, count to five, and remind myself to enjoy every moment of this incredible experience.


"Pure Imagination" is undoubtedly a classic, with its beautiful lyrics and stunning tune. It's a song that never fails to stir the soul and ignite the imagination.

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