Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal Drury Lane tickets
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal Drury Lane tickets

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Overview

Hollywood Director, Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall), directed for the stage once again as he brought to life Willy Wonka’s marvellous chocolate factory for a live audience in an all singing, all dancing production.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the inspiring tale of Charlie Bucket, a young boy living on the breadline who dreams of delicious Wonka bars and visiting the famous factory in which they are made. All of Charlie’s hopes and dreams look set to come true when Willy Wonka decides to open up his sweet house of wonders to the public. That is if he is able to find one of his illusive golden tickets, hidden within 5 chocolate bars across the world. Will Charlie be one of the lucky few and get to experience a life of luxury and indulgence for the first time in his life? Or, more importantly, will his dreams live up to expectations when he is finally able to fulfil them?

Including the much loved song “Pure Imagination,” from the film of the same name, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory also contained an otherwise entirely original score by Tony Award winners Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman. Stand out musical numbers include “It Must Be Believed to Be Seen,” and “The Double Bubble Duchess” which had audiences foot tapping in their seats.

Recommended for

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is fun for all of the family and will inspire the sweet obsessed child in all of us! Please note that the Theatre Royal Drury Lane does not allow children under the age of 5 in the theatre.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for children 7+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Opened: 22 May 2013
Press night: 25 Jun 2013
Booking from: 06 Jan 2017
Booking until: 07 Jan 2017

Location and map

Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Catherine Street
London, WC2B 5JF

314 Reviews Add review

It seemed as though the creators of the show saw Matilda and thought they could recreate its magic with another Dahl favourite - n... More

lauraesme 4' 11", 24 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show suffers from the fact that it is preceded by 2 big film adaptations of the already famous book. The show therefore feels... More

gdeacon95 6'1, 73 reviews, 7 helpful votes

If I could give the show 3.5 stars, I would. The performances are good, with a fantastic Wonka and Charlie bringing buckets of cha... More

willalexstewart 6"2, 11 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I enjoyed the show. You cannot compare it to Matilda as it's a fun show its it's own right. We caught it on closing night... bril... More

katrobson79 5ft 5, 33 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a good production for all ages and is an excellent portrayal of the story. The set and costum... More

dhaliwala 5"3, 104 reviews, 11 helpful votes

I really didn't like this show at all. I thought that set and technology wise the show was incredible. There seemed to be a huge e... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Sadly I collapsed in London during the day and was unable to attend. We're desperate to all come back this summer. My 6 year old a... More

sarahcardwell 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a good production for all ages and is an excellent portrayal of the story. The set and costum... More

dhaliwala 5"3, 104 reviews, 11 helpful votes

The show was great, deal together somewhat be special effects and detracted from a little by shouty child actors (not Charlie who ... More

barnabywheller 1 review, 0 helpful votes