The stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic novel ‘Charlie & The Chocolate Factory’ (and the 1971 film of the same name) is set to make its Australian debut in Sydney next year.
Sydney reportedly won (well, bought) its golden ticket in a bidding war with Melbourne, and will now see the musical arrive down under in January 2019 at the Capitol Theatre.
Part of a collaboration between theatre producers John Frost, Craig Donnell, Langley Park Productions, Neal Street Productions and Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, the production will be directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, and will feature both new and original ‘Charlie & The Chocolate Factory’ songs.
“Sydney has a huge treat in store next summer, and it’s a magical concoction ready to satisfy any sweet tooth looking for a golden ticket,” says John Frost.
“The world fell in love with Roald Dahl’s bewitching tale when the book was released, then filmgoers adored the 1971 film with Gene Wilder. Now prepare to be enchanted by the story once again on stage.”
The ‘Charlie & The Chocolate Factory’ musical played for four years in London, before heading to Broadway in 2017.
Organisers haven’t announced when tickets will go on sale for Sydney, but you can sign up to the waitlist and get more information about auditions for some of the roles right here.
Watch a trailer for the ‘Charlie & The Chocolate Factory’ musical, below.