New in 2016 Young Charlie Bucket wins the opportunity to visit the world famous chocolate factory of candy inventor Willy Wonka in this musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic tale.
From the producers: Willy Wonka, world famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvelous—and mysterious—factory is opening its gates…to a lucky few. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure imagination. Get ready for chocolate waterfalls, exquisitely nutty squirrels and the great glass elevator, all to be revealed by Wonka’s army of curious Oompa-Loompas.
British author Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" was first published in 1964. The book was adapted into two major motion pictures: "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" in 1971, starring Gene Wilder, and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" in 2005, starring Johnny Depp.
Here's a trailer from the current London production:
Tony Award winner Christian Borle ("Something Rotten," "Peter and the Starcatcher") stars as Willy Wonka in this Broadway premiere. The Olivier and Evening Standard Award-winning London production has broken house records at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, where it has been seen by more than 1.8 million people since it opened in June 2013.