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London Set For Charlie and the Choclate Factory Bonanza

Posted: Jun. 4th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Oompa Loompas are coming to London June 25th, so be on the lookout for a golden ticket. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is coming as a West End musical directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes. With music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman. London may have a few extra cavities after this play rolls through.

Get ready to sing with Oompa Loompas, fight for golden tickets, and eat a lot of chocolate! A musical adaptation of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory is currently playing preview shows in London.

Award-winning actor Douglas Hodge stars as the genius, eccentric, confectioner Willy Wonka. The play officially opens on June 25, 2013. We’ve embedded the show’s trailer above–what do you think?

Here’s more from the UK production’s official site:

Roald Dahl‘s deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in a brand new West End musical directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes

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