Kids Club: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory West End Show Review by child reporter Amelie
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- Published on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 12:12
- Last Updated on 12 May 2015
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Can you imagine your grandparents sleeping all tight together feet against feet as in Roald Dahl’s Chocolate Factory musical, being swallowed by the creepy stage?
Have you ever fantasised floating in a transparent elevator and being carried all over the audience without seeing any trace of rope to lead them around? Would you ever expect Augustus Gloop, the funny and chocolate – greedy friend, to be sucked, suspended and squeezed into a giantormous tube?
Well, dear friends, you won’t believe it but all this happens in this gobsmacking, hilarious and sensational show.
My star Rating: 10/10
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Here is London Mums Magazine editor’s review of one of the first Charlie & the Chocolate Factory shows in the West End:
If you are a big fan of the book, check out this article:
Venue: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5JF
Cast: 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. Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has quickly become one of the West End’s most popular and successful stage musicals. It has broken multiple records at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, where it has been seen by over more than 1.25 million people since it opened in June 2013. It is currently taking bookings until 4 June 2016.
In a stage career spanning two decades, Jonathan Slinger has cemented his position amongst the foremost Shakespearean actors of the age. His extensive appearances with the Royal Shakespeare Company include the title roles in recent productions of Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard II and Richard III; Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Prospero in The Tempest and Dromio and Puck in The Comedy of Errors and A Midsummer Night’s Dream respectively. His credits at The Globe include The Maid’s Tragedy and The Winter’s Tale.
Directed by Sam Mendes
Book by David Greig (based on Roald Dahl’s novel)
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Set and costume design by Mark Thompson
Choreography by Peter Darling
I am a bubbly 8 year old girl with a passion for music (I play the cello and piano), dancing, science e writing. I love being a child reporter for the London Mums magazine as it gives me the opportunity to do everything I love doing.