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The West End musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's Charlie and The Chocolate Factory is now showing at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane, directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes.

It’s a dream come true for Charlie and his family when Charlie wins one of five golden tickets to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. But beyond the gates, the five competition winners get more than they bargained for…

The ingenuity that has gone into the extraordinary effects in this darkly comic musical is clear to see. Through incredible stagecraft each of the factory’s rooms boasts its own bizarre surprises and an army of squirrels, a flying glass box and a crowd of Oompa-Loompas await Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ticket holders.

With a book by David Greig, lyrics by Grammy Award winners Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman and music by Marc Shaiman, Sam Mendes has created a thrilling extravaganza that still manages to capture the heart of Roald Dahl’s story. Book your tickets today!


**Closing January 2017**

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory critic reviews

3 reviews
The biggest homegrown Musical of the year! Willy Wonka's kingdom is realised in spectacular style in a tremendously inventive show.
13 Nov 2013
Sam Mendes whips up a tasty confection that's rich, dark and not too sweet!
13 Nov 2013
Dazzling Charlie is choc full of delights! A triumph of exuberant stagecraft - designer Mark Thomson delivers one joyous surprise after another.
13 Nov 2013

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory reviews

721 reviews
julie and frankie
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6 Jan 2017

took my 8 year old granddaughter we both really enjoyed the show

Nana and Granddad
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30 Dec 2016

Charlie and Mr Wonka lived up to all expectations. We had a thoroughly wonderful visit. The only downside, it's closing soon.

Sara Bowler
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29 Dec 2016

Overall a very good show but not with all the pizzazz as normally expected from a huge west end show.

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28 Dec 2016

Great stage designs, however too many boring sounds, not enough songs from the original movie

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23 Dec 2016

Very entertaining and very creative. Just don't make the mistake that I made - NEVER book through a third party site such as this. They charge utterly unnecessary and avoidable 'booking fees'. ALWAYS book directly with the theatre or the site of the production. They probably won't publish this review - I wonder why??!!



Catherine Street



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No refunds available after purchase.


Jonathan Slinger as Willy Wonka will be Kraig Thornber (Grandpa George), Lara Denning (Mrs Bucket) and Mark Oxtoby (Jerry), among other new names.  Originating company members Ross Dawes and Derek Hagen will take over the roles of Mr Salt and Mr Bucket respectively.

Almost two-thirds of the current cast will be staying with the show for another year in Wonka’s factory, including Myra Sands, Roni Page, Jasna Ivir, Ross Dawes, Paul J. Medford, Derek Hagen, Kate Graham and Joe Allen, who have all been with the show since it opened in Spring 2013.


2 hours and 30 minutes including one interval.

Suitable For Children

The show is suitable for ages 6 and up.

When Can I Go


Wednesday and Saturday:2.30pm

Where Do I Go

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street,London WC2B 5JF

By Tube-Charing Cross, Embankment, Covent Garden, Holborn

By Train-Charing Cross, Waterloo Station

By Bus-1, 4, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 91, 139, 168, 171, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521