Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical

An exciting new production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory based on the much-loved book will premiere at Leeds Playhouse in November 2022.

Directed by Leeds Playhouse’s James Brining and adapted from Dahl’s novel by David Greig, with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman this dazzling reinvention of the successful West End and Broadway musical will transport the show to mouth-watering new heights for audiences in Leeds. 

The scrumptious tale features memorable songs from the iconic 1970s film and transforming the Quarry stage at Leeds Playhouse into the chocolate-fuelled magical and mysterious world of Willy Wonka's factory will be award-winning designer Simon Higlett.


This devilishly delicious tale of young golden ticket winner Charlie Bucket and wild confectionary wizard Willy Wonka will take you to a world of pure imagination. 

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 have always dreamed of. But astonishment waits beyond the gates, where the enigmatic Willy Wonka guides the five lucky winners through the sugary corridors to the incredible and edible delights within, where they ultimately discover not everything is as sweet as it seems.

Take a journey choc-full of fantastic treats to dazzle your senses in a festive family adventure more satisfying than a Whipple-Scrumptious Fudge Mallow Delight. Don’t miss out, grab your golden ticket now.

Key Creatives & Cast

Key Creatives: 
Based on the novel by Roald Dahl
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Book by David Greig

Directed by James Brining
Design by Simon Higlett


Leeds Playhouse. November 2022 - January 2023

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