Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 1000th West End performance

2015-10-13

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The award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, wsaw it’s its 1000th performance last night at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, since opening in June 2013 in the West End.

To celebrate this milestone, producers have today announced that the booking period for the show has been extended for a further six months, taking bookings to 3rd December 2016. Currently playing the role of Willy Wonka is award-winning actor Jonathan Slinger.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory West end

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has rapidly become one of the West End’s most favourite and successful stage musicals. It won two Olivier awards in April 2014, and has broken records at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, where it has been seen by over 1,600,000 people since it opened in June 2013.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is directed by Sam Mendes. Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the wonder of the original story that has captivated the world for almost 50 years is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig, set and costume designs by Mark Thompson and choreography by Peter Darling.

The Official Cast Recording album is available on Sony Records, on CD and download. This world premiere musical is produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Langley Park Productions.

For the first time ever, the award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, will be holding open auditions. Performers are invited to attend a day of auditions for the iconic roles of the Oompa-Loompas for the 2016-17 West End Company.

Auditions will be held on Monday 26th October 2015 at The Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road. Auditions for female performers start at 10am and for male performers at 2pm. Read about that here.

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