A new production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical will embark on a tour of the U.K. and Ireland beginning February 9, 2023, at Milton Keynes Theatre. The tour will follow a holiday season at the Leeds Playhouse November 18, 2022-February 22, 2023.
The musical will subsequently play His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen (March 15-26), Edinburgh Playhouse (March 29-April 15), Norwich Theatre Royal (April 19-29), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (May 3-20), and Canterbury Marlowe Theatre (May 24– June 3). Additional venues and casting will be announced at a later date.
Based on the novel by Roald Dahl and the Warner Bros. film, Charlie and Chocolate Factory - The Musical has a book by David Greig, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The production is directed by James Brining and designed by Simon Higlett.
After its London premiere, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in April 2017, playing 305 performances before closing January 14, 2018.
The Leeds Playhouse production is produced by Neal Street Productions and Playful Productions.