Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The New Musical | Official Site

After premiering in Sydney, Roald Dahl’s delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, will open its doors in Melbourne from August and is on sale in Brisbane. It’s a delectable treat featuring songs from the original film, including Pure Imagination, The Candy Man and I’ve Got a Golden Ticket, alongside a brand new, toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The New Musical | Official Site
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical Reviews

The reviews are in for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the new musical. After premiering in Sydney, Willy Wonka’s factory is now playing in Melbourne from August and is on sale for a season at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC in 2020.

The Daily Telegraph

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Musical is Solid Gold

ROALD Dahl may have written his classic children¹s novel Charlie And The Chocolate Factory more than 50 years ago but this stage musical adaptation shows that the story has lost none of its freshness, vitality or wit. Wonka is one of Roald Dahl’s best known creations. Millions grew up reading the book, or watching the film adaptations, about the eccentric, reclusive chocolatier who takes five children on a tour of his confectionery factory only to see most of them meet with horrible fates.

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The Herald Sun


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s endearingly mischievous book about an oddball confectioner, has been turned into a toothsome stage delight for kiddies and kidults a like at Her Majesty’s Theatre.

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Aussie Theatre

Last night marked the show’s opening at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre, and audiences got a taste of what Wonka’s wild and whimsical wonders entail. Featuring classic songs from the original Gene Wilder film (such as “The Candy Man” and “Pure Imagination”) as well as a brand new score, the musical refreshes a well-loved story for a 21st century audience.

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The Australian

Choc and aww with Aussie Accent

Roald Dahl’s much-loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been the subject of many adaptations on the silver screen and theatre stages across the world. But while a Sydney musical, which opens at the Capitol Theatre tonight, will borrow elements from the

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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Invites Sydney Audiences To Revisit Roald Dahl's Classic Tale Of Imagination And The Benefits Of Being Good

Jack O’Brien’s (Director) updated take on Charlie And The Chocolate Factory arrives in Sydney with a celebration of sweetness and childhood fantasy. Drawing on Mel Stuart’s famous movie, this is a trip down memory lane for many adults and a delightful introduction for the younger audience.

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Sydney Arts Guide

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory: It's Gobsmackingly Good Fun

This show is based on Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s show. The book has been written by playwright David Greig, with original score by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman This show had a long history dating back to its premiere on the 25th July, 2013 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, the West End of London. The production, directed by Sam Mendes ran continuously till the 7th January, 2017.

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The Blurb

In the growing genre of family-friendly musical theatre, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a deliciously addictive treat. Combining good old-fashioned storytelling from the masterful Roald Dahl, with modern theatrical technology, toe-tapping songs and a script bursting with witticisms, this show is a recipe for fun.

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Stage Whispers

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has all the ingredients to delight a family audience. The musical begins with the well-cast Willy Wonka (Paul Slade Smith) singing The Candy Man, introducing the world-wide quest to find not just five winners of a competition, but a successor to run his famous chocolate factory.

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The AU Review

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory was absolutely, positively scrumdiddlyumptious! It didn’t matter if you were six, one hundred and six, or somewhere in between. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory made us all act like little kids in a candy shop. This was a joyous musical based on the beloved Roald Dahl book and one that successfully straddles the lines between lightness and darkness. It also looks poised to follow in the footsteps of that other enchanting Dahl story-turned-hit musical, Matilda.

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Weekend Notes

Beloved characters come to life on the stage. Have you ever met a child who didn’t love Roald Dahl’s story, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? I never have, so it’s not surprising that this classic children’s book has stood the test of time and is still just as popular today as when it was first published over 50 years ago.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Never have so many spoilt brats been so grotesquely dispatched. Or their demise greeted with such glee. But monstrous acts become marvels of stagecraft in this Broadway musical based on Roald Dahl’s celebrated tale.

Like the Brothers Grimm before him, Dahl ventures into the darker realms of childhood fantasy.

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