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The Charlie Chocolate Factory musical brings to life one of the world's most loved books, by the iconic Roald Dahl. Adapted into an award–winning blockbuster by Tim Burton, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory franchise is now set to welcome a musical. Marc Shaiman and Scott William are responsible for the musical's music, as well as its lyrics. Its book is written by David Greig and is based upon Roald Dahl's book of the same name. In 2013, the musical premiered on London's West End, directed by Sam Mendes. It can be seen live in the US, as its Broadway premiere nears, with Charlie Chocolate Factory tickets in hand.
The Charlie Chocolate Factory musical's world premiere occurred at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London, within the UK. In this production, the role of Willy Wonka was played by Douglas Hodge. Work on the 1964 released Roald Dahl novel began quite early, with a reading of the musical's first act held in New York City in 2010. The original plan was to open the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical in 2011 in London. However, this was later postponed and in 2012, the producers announced a 2013 world premiere at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Written by renowned playwright and directed by Sam Mendes, the original West End production featured orchestrations by Doug Besterman, Peter Darling's choreography, Mark Thompson's set design and Paul Pyant's lighting design.
Charlie Chocolate Factory the musical's original scored was penned by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Both are Grammy Award winning composers for their work on Hairspray: Smash. The West End production's story was more contemporary than the novel and contained a number of changes, such as to the Great Glass Elevator. Previews of the West End production began in May 2013, before opening in June. By October of 2013, a mind blowing three hundred thousand people had seen the musical live, leading the producers to extend the show twice to 2015.
Already, the musical has earned the Highest Weekly Gross for West End productions, at over one million pounds during the last week of 2013. In 2014, the show is set to see a Broadway premiere in New York City. Cast changes have also occurred with Alex Jennings taking on the role of Willy Wonka. An original cast album was also released for the musical by Sony Classical Records. The role of Charlie Bucket was played by various actors, including Jack Costello, Tom Klenerman, Louis Suc and Isaac Rouse in the original West End production.
Other members of the musical's cast including Nigel Planer, playing Grandpa Joe, Clive Carter playing Mr. Salt, Polly Allen, Ellie Simons and Tia Noakes playing Veruca Salt, Jasna Ivir playing Mrs Gloop, Paul J Medford playing Mr Beauregarde and Violet Beaugarde played by various actresses including Adrianna Bertola. Similarly, Mrs Teavee was played by Iris Roberts, Mike Teavee by a number of actors including Luca Toomey and Mr and Mrs Bucket by Alex Clatworthy and Michelle Bishop, respectively.
The musical received loads of positive reviews from both viewers and critics alike. Praise was awarded to the quality of the performances and its set.
The musical received an Evening Standard Award nomination in 2013. In 2014, it earned six Whatsonstage.com Award nominations, winning two of them. The musical was also nominated for seven Laurence Olivier Awards including that for Best New Musical, Best Actor and Best Supporting Role. It won two Laurence Olivier Awards, awarded to Mark Thompson for the Best Costume Design and to Paul Bryant for the Best Lighting Design. As one of the most popular books of all times, its musical is no doubt one to be seen by children, adults and families, after ordering Charlie Chocolate Factory tickets.