Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical to embark on new tour in 2023

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical is to embark on a new tour in 2023.

A brand new production of the show, which previously ran in the West End and Broadway, will embark on a UK and Ireland tour opening at Milton Keynes Theatre on 9 February 2023.

The tour will follow a previously announced Christmas season at Leeds Playhouse from 18 November 2022 to 28 January 2023.

After Milton Keynes (until 5 March 2023), the tour will visit His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen (15 – 26 March 2023), Edinburgh Playhouse (29 March – 15 April 2023), Norwich Theatre Royal (19 – 29 April 2023), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (3 – 20 May) and Canterbury Marlowe Theatre (24 May – 3 June).

Further venues and casting is to be announced.

Based on the Roald Dahl book and film of the same name, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical tells the devilishly delicious tale of young golden ticket winner Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectionary wizard Willy Wonka.

When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it’s a chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets they’ve always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors and amongst the incredible and edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems.

Featuring memorable songs from the iconic 1970s film as well as a host of new numbers, this sensational musical is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses taking you to a world of pure imagination.

The musical adaptation has a book by David Greig, music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Mark Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

The new Leeds Playhouse production is directed by James Brining and designed by Simon Higlett.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


Follow us