Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley
Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse & Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The delicious adventure of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life in this captivating stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, as well as all new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows the enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of chocolate. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, while the fifth is a likeable young boy named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka will take audiences on a fantasy ride into a land of pure imagination!
Musical, Rated G