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Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Theatre Breaks

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Theatre Breaks

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Coach, rail and self-drive theatre breaks including show and hotel

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory closes in January 2017, catch it before it's gone!

Theatre: Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JF
Performance Times:
Matinees: Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm
Evenings: Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm
Performance Duration: The performance lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes (including an interval)
Audience Suitability: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is suitable for all ages. Theatre Royal Drury Lane has a policy whereby no child under the age of 5 years old will be admitted. 

The long-awaited new musical of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is based upon the popular children's story by loveable author Roald Dahl. For those who are yet to read the famous novel, the story follows a young boy called Charlie Bucket and his family who are not very well-off. The local confectioner, Willy Wonka, announces a competition whereby whoever finds a Golden Ticket within one of his chocolate bars will have the opportunity to have a guided tour of his Chocolate Factory.

There are five Golden Tickets to be found but because Charlie's family is so poor, he believes he will never win until his birthday when he is given a bar of chocolate as a present. Unfortunately, that chocolate bar did not contain a Golden Ticket but, Charlie's fortunes soon change and he joins the winners as they enter the gates of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. The group soon realise that all is not as it seems with a variety of strange things happening to some of the Golden Ticket winners.

This brand new musical of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is directed by Academy Award® Winner Sam Mendes and will feature a fabulous music score with lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Choreography is by Peter Darling and the show has been adapted by David Greig.  

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical will feature many of the items as portrayed in the children's story including appearances by the peculiar 'Oompa-Loompas'. There's also a chocolate garden, a factory set full of edible treats, an army of squirrels and so much more to captivate audiences when they choose to visit London's Theatreland.

Theatre breaks to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical start from only £143 per person and each package includes: return coach travel (except for self-drive), overnight accommodation in a quality hotel, hotel-to-venue transfers, free time in London plus theatre tickets to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with the option to upgrade to better seats.

The original film screenplay was written by David Seltzer who went on to write The Omen. Dahl however thought  the film had underplayed the book's dark tone and so refused to allow the movie to be remade in his life time.