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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes to the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

A new production of the West End and Broadway smash hit Charlie And The Chocolate Factory will be coming to Canterbury next year as part of its UK and Ireland tour. 

The musical will be running at The Marlowe Theatre from Wednesday 24 May to Sunday 3 June 2023. 

Based on the novel by Roald Dahl and the Warner Bros film, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory tells the tale of young golden ticket winner Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectionary wizard Willy Wonka.

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’ve always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors and amongst the incredible and edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems.

Featuring memorable songs from the iconic 1970s film as well as a host of new numbers, the show has a book by David Greig, music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Mark Shaiman and Scott Wittman. It is directed by James Brining and designed by Simon Higlett.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory will run from Wednesday 24 May to Sunday 3 June 2023, with various performance times. Tickets to the show will be available to Marlowe Friends on Tuesday 19 April and the general public on Monday 25 April. Tickets can be booked on or via the Box Office on 01227 787787.

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