CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY THE MUSICALCOMING TO SUNDERLAND EMPIRE ON 2 AUGUST 2023
Gareth Snook will play ‘Willy Wonka’ in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the
new production of the West End and Broadway smash hit Roald Dahl’s Charlie
and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical.
The tour arrives at Sunderland Empire on 2 August 2023. Tour schedule and on
sale dates below with further casting to be announced soon. www.charlieandthechocolatefactory.co.uk
Gareth Snook’s many West End theatre credits include Monsieur André in The
Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre and also the 25th Anniversary
production at the Royal Albert Hall, Les Misérables at the Palace Theatre, Sunset Boulevard and Made in Dagenham, both at the Adelphi Theatre, Aspects of Love at
the Prince of Wales Theatre, My Fair Lady at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and
Assassins and Company at the Donmar Warehouse and Noel Coward theatre. He
most recently appeared in Wise Children and Bagdad Café at the Old Vic. His other
credits include the national tours of The Full Monty and Martin Guerre.
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 6lm including ‘The Candy Man’
and ‘Pure Imagination’ 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
Based on the novel by Roald Dahl and the Warner Bros. 6lm, 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
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical will hit Sunderland Empire’s
stage from Wednesday 2 – Sunday 13 August 2023. Tickets are available online
*A £3.65 transaction fee applies to online bookings.