Chocs away! At last, we get to see the much touted stage musical based on Roald Dahl's children's classic.
So Charlie, Willy Wonka, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teavee, Veruca Salt and Augustus Gloop (the "great, big, greedy nincompoop") are about to arrive at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane, in a musical version of Roald Dahl's bestselling childrens' novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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To onlookers, it might seem like a dream come true: the chance to engage with an incomparable cinema icon and find one's place in movie history.
"Musicals can tackle anything," says Rufus Norris.
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