A new production of the West End and Broadway smash hit Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical will embark on a UK and Ireland tour, playing at the Edinburgh Playhouse from Wednesday 29 March to Saturday 15th April 2023. Casting to be announced soon.

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical tells the devilishly delicious 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, this sensational musical is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses taking you to a world of pure imagination.

Based on the novel by Roald Dahl and the Warner Bros. film, Charlie and Chocolate Factory – The Musical 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.

The Leeds Playhouse production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical is produced by Neal Street Productions & Playful Productions

Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre Director Colin Marr shares:

“We’re absolutely delighted to have this devilish and delicious musical with us for just over three weeks next Spring. Globally, this production has wowed audiences from Broadway to the West End, and we’re excited to now host this world-class sensation at the Playhouse.

“From an Edinburgh theatre lens, we’re especially proud to showcase this piece by award-winning playwright David Grieg, who has written the book. We can’t think of a better stage to explore pure imagination, indeed.”

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