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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The New Musical

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Step inside a world of pure imagination
You can get the golden ticket when Charlie and the Chocolate Factory arrives at Her Majesty's Theatre from 9 August to 29 December 2019.

The world fell in love with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when the book was first published in 1964, then filmgoers adored the 1971 film with Gene Wilder which called for a remake in 2005 with Johnny Depp.

It's the story of Charlie Bucket, the five Golden Tickets, the Oompa-Loompas and the amazing Willy Wonka, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator and more at this everlasting showstopper!

Image supplied by Lucky Star Media. Photo by Jeff Busby.

Five actors sharing the role of Charlie Bucket will be Benjamin Belsey, Elijah Slavinskis, Edgar Stirling, Lenny Thomas and Lachlan Young in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Paul Slade Smith will be performing as Willy Wonka, the most extraordinary chocolate maker the world.

Ninety-and-a-half-year-old Grandpa Joe will be played by Tony Sheldon. In the role of Mrs Bucket is Lucy Maunder. Starring as Augustus Gloop and Mrs Gloop are Jake Fehily and Octavia Barron Martin, Karina Russell and Stephen Anderson are Veruca Salt and Mr Salt, Jayme-Lee Hanekom plays Violet Beauregard with Madison McKoy as Mr Beauregard, and Harrison Riley and Jayde Westaby are Mike Teavee and his mother Mrs Teavee.


Image supplied by Lucky Star Media. Photo by Brian Geach.

Completing the cast are Johanna Allen, Sheridan Anderson, Hayden Baum, Kanen Breen, Bayley Edmends, Bronte Florian, Todd Goddard, Madison Green, David Hammond, Sasha Lian-Diniz, Aaron Lynch, Jordan Malone, Kassie Martin, Phoenix Mendoza, Joseph Naim, Adam Noviello, Glen Oliver, Danielle O'Malley, Jackson Reedman, Emma Russell, Taylor Scanlan and Thalia Smith.

Songs from the original film including Pure Imagination, The Candy Man and I've Got a Golden Ticket alongside new songs including A Letter from Charlie Bucket, More of Him to Love, When Veruca Says, The Queen of Pop, Strike That! Reverse It!, Vidiots and It Must Be Believed to Be Seen.

Step inside a world of pure imagination when Charlie and the Chocolate Factory arrives at Her Majesty's Theatre from 9 August to 29 December 2019.
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Why? See Roald Dahl's famous book as a musical
When: 9 August - 20 October
Phone: 13 28 49
Where: Her Majesty's Theatre, 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne
Cost: $59.90 to $159.00 plus booking fee.
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