Charlie and the Chocolate Factory UK tour has announced its full cast list! The show opens at Leeds Playhouse ahead of a major UK tour in the new year.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory cast
Willy Wonka will be played by Gareth Snook and the role of Charlie Bucket will be shared in Leeds by Amelia Minto, Isaac Sugden, Kayleen Nguema and Noah Walton.
The famous five golden ticket winners include Kazmin Borrer (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) as Veruca Salt, Teddy Hinde (Anyone Can Whistle) as Mike Teavee, Marisha Morgan (Top Boy) as Violet Beauregarde and Robin Simões Da Silva (Bedknobs and Broomsticks) as Augustus Gloop.
Grandpa Joe will be played by Michael D’Cruze (The Wheel of Time), Grandpa George by Christopher Howell (The Witches of Eastwick in Concert), Grandma Josephine by Kate Milner Evans (Brief Encounter), Grandma Georgina by Julie Mullins (Neighbours) and Mrs Bucket by Leonie Spilsbury (Heartstopper).
The fully company includes Lydia Bradd, Darcie Brown, Josh Donovan and Ewan Gillies (last seen at Leeds Playhouse in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). In addition to, Lucy Hutchinson, Patrick King, Jodie Knight and Jonathan Macdonald. Additionally, Julie Mullins, Victoria Nicol, Katherine Picar and Lewis Rae. Lastly, Emma Robotham-Hunt, Ty-Reece Stewart and Natasha Volley.
Leeds Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining said: “We’re thrilled to have assembled such a fantastic cast and creative team for this new version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical in Leeds and for the UK tour. They are an exciting company that includes some brilliant fresh faces and rising stars with some hugely talented and experienced artists.”
“I am really looking forward to working with them all in creating the world of this production. It is such a special story, loved by many generations, and we’re seeking to create a joyful, spectacular production for all. It’s a real privilege to have the opportunity to revisit the successful West End and Broadway versions and create a new production for audiences here in Leeds and on tour.”
Directed by Leeds Playhouse’s James Brining and adapted from Dahl’s novel by David Greig, the show has music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features music supervision and orchestrations by David Shrubsole, set and costume design by Simon Higlett and choreography by Emily Jane Boyle. Musical direction is by Ellen Campbell, lighting by Tim Mitchell and sound by Mike Walker. Furthermore, video design is by Simon Wainwright, illusions by Chris Fisher, and casting by Jim Arnold.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tour dates
Leeds from 18 November to 28 January, the show will head to Milton Keynes Theatre on 9 February 2023 before visiting His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen (15 to 26 March 2023), Edinburgh Playhouse (29 March to 15 April 2023). Then onto Norwich Theatre Royal (19 to 29 April 2023), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (3 to 20 May) and Canterbury Marlowe Theatre (24 May to 3 June).
Additionally, Theatre Royal, Plymouth (7 to 18 June 2023), Manchester Palace Theatre (4 to 30 July 2023) and Sunderland Empire (2 to 13 August 2023). In addition to, Mayflower, Southampton (16 August to 3 September 2023), Hull New Theatre (6 to 16 September 2023) and Bristol Hippodrome (20 September to 8 October 2023). The tour will then go to, Birmingham Hippodrome (17 October to 5 November 2023) and Liverpool Empire (8 to 26 November 2023).