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Theatre REVIEW: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical - ★★★★★

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

Escape to a world of pure imagination with Roald Dahl's Charlie and The Chocolate Factory – The Musical.

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical; the devilishly delicious tale of young golden ticket winner Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectionary wizard Willy Wonka (Gareth Snook), will play at the Edinburgh Playhouse in March/April 2023. Embarking on its first ever UK & Ireland Tour this dazzling new production of the successful West End and Broadway musical will take you to a world of pure imagination.

Gareth Snook’s many West End theatre credits include Monsieur André in The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Sunset Boulevard, Made in Dagenham, Aspects of Love, My Fair Lady, Assassins and Company.



Edinburgh Playhouse - until 15th April - part of UK Tour


Rory (Age 6) - ★★★★★

"I give it infinity stars out of 5!"

Rory's Mum: "The show was absolutely brilliant, we had such a great time!!"

Georgie (Age 7) - ★★★★★

"It was good I will give it 10 out of 10, I liked when Charlie's grandad got told they had a ticket, I liked the singing, my favourite bit was when the squirrel was checking the nuts and Veruca was a bad nut and was put down the slide, it was also funny when Augustus got stuck up the chocolate tube, I liked dressing up as Willy Wonka, I turned round in my seat and someone else was dressed up as him as well. I had fun."

Nina (Age 10) - ★★★★★

"This show is amazing. There are so many different songs in it. It is by far one of the best shows I have ever been to. It is based on Roald Dahl’s book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It is about a young boy called Charlie who is very poor, but one day he finds a golden ticket in his chocolate bar. Soon he embarks on a wonderful adventure of willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. He is the only child who isn’t spoiled. Augustus Gloop won’t stop eating, Veruca Salt won’t stop screaming, Violet Beauregarde won’t stop chewing and Mike Teavee won’t stop watching. But Charlie won’t stop dreaming. Charlie wins more than a lifetime supply of chocolate and sweets and has a ride on the great glass elevator. All in all this was a wonderful show with amazing lighting and effects. I would recommend this to anyone who loves Roald Dahl and adventures. Five stars."


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