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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.

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.


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