A new production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical is to premiere at Leeds Playhouse. The musical will play from 18th November 2022 – 28th January 2023.
The show will have direction from the venue’s artistic director James Brining. Additionally, the production is featuring designer Simon Higlett, who will transform the venue’s Quarry Theatre for the piece. The cast and creative team announcement will happen soon.
Roald Dahl’s iconic 1964 book is adapted by David Greig. In addition to the creative team, music will be by Marc Shaiman with lyrics from Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
This musical has had previous runs on the West end and Broadway. However, Greig’s adaptation will bring a fresh new spin on this Roald Dahl classic to the audience of Leeds.
James Brining said: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is such a special story. Loved by generations of children and their parents over almost 60 years. It’s fantastic to have the opportunity to revisit the successful West End and Broadway versions and create a new production for audiences here in Leeds. With memorable characters, well-loved songs and the iconic Willy Wonka at its heart, this is a golden opportunity to create an entertaining and uplifting show for the whole family. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory celebrates imagination, love and community as well as what can be achieved when you follow your dreams.
“As the city regenerates and our thriving community continues to grow and develop, we’re looking forward to creating a brilliant festive buzz in Leeds and celebrating the festive season with everyone.”
Furthermore, the production will feature memorable songs from the iconic 1970s film, announced in a press release.
Tickets go on general sale on the 11th February, Click here for more information.