Roald Dahl’s iconic story, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been transformed into a musical and will be hitting an Aussie stage for the first time at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in January 2019.
It’s the magical story of a young boy, Charlie, who wins the tickets of all tickets – the golden ticket, that allows only five recipients to venture inside the mysterious and delicious chocolate factory owned by the eccentric Willy Wonka. The musical will feature the classic songs from the original film including “Pure Imagination”, “The Candy Man” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket”, alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray.
“Sydney has a huge treat in store next summer, and it’s a magical concoction ready to satisfy any sweet tooth looking for a golden ticket,” said Theatre producer, John Frost.
“Now prepare to be enchanted by the story once again on stage. I’m thrilled to bring this captivating production to Australia for the first time.”
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was first adapted into a musical production in 2013. It opened in London’s West End and was directed by Sam Mendes, starring Douglas Hodge as Mr Wonka. It ran for over three and a half years, with a reworked version opening on Broadway in April 2017 directed by Jack O’Brien.
You can join the waiting list for a golden ticket to the musical by heading to to CharlieTheMusical.com.au