Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Musical has been announced as this year’s Christmas musical for Leeds Playhouse.

An exciting new production from Charlie and the Factory by Roald Dahl The Musical will premiere at the Leeds Playhouse from November 18, 2022 to January 28, 2023.

The luscious tale features memorable songs from the iconic 1970s film and the Quarry Stage at Leeds Playhouse will be transformed into the magical and mysterious chocolate-fueled world of Willy Wonka’s factory by award-winning designer Simon Higlett.

Based on the novel by Roald Dahl and the Warner Bros. film, this The devilishly delicious story of young golden ticket winner Charlie Bucket and wild candy magician Willy Wonka will take you into a world of pure imagination.

When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to indulge in the sweets they’ve always dreamed of. But amazement awaits beyond the doors, where the enigmatic Willy Wonka guides the five lucky winners through the sweet hallways to the incredible, edible delights inside, where they eventually discover that all is not so sweet. it seems.

Directed by Leeds Playhouse’s James Brining and adapted from Dahl’s novel by David Greig, with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman, this dazzling reimagining of the hit West End and Broadway musical will take the show to new heights. mouth-watering new heights for audiences in Leeds.

Leeds Playhouse artistic director James Brining said: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is such a special story, loved by generations of children and their parents for almost 60 years. It’s fantastic to have the opportunity to revisit the hit West End and Broadway versions and to create a new production for audiences here in Leeds. With memorable characters, beloved songs and the iconic Willy Wonka at its heart, this is a golden opportunity to create an entertaining and uplifting show for all the family. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory celebrates imagination, love and community and what can be achieved when you follow your dreams.

“As the city regenerates and our thriving community continues to grow and develop, we look forward to creating a brilliant festive buzz in Leeds and celebrating the festive season with everyone.”

Tickets go on sale February 11.


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