Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to hit the London Palladium
Written by Zen Terrelonge
Roald Dahl’s classic children’s tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was launched back in 1964, based around penniless child, Charlie Bucket, and a globally revered, yet mysterious chocolate factory, and its equally enigmatic owner, Willy Wonka.
The book went on to be adapted into a big screen version, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, with Gene Wilder portraying the madcap candy maker, while a remake followed in 2005, which had Johnny Depp in the lead this time, with Tim Burton on board as director.
Now, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Neal Street Productions have announced plans to adapt the book for the West End stage, with the musical opening at the London Palladium in June 2013, following a preview period.
Skyfall’s Sam Mendes will direct the play, while tickets are set to go on public sale in October 2012.
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Posted on 18/06/2012, in Zentertainment News and tagged Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical, Johnny Depp, London, London Palladium, Roald Dahl, Theatre, West end. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.