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A musical version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is coming to Manchester next summer

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Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 27th June 2022

A musical version of Roald Dahl’s iconic children’s classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is heading out on a UK tour in 2023.

And it’s set to stop off here in Manchester next summer.

After already proving to be a smash-hit on both the Broadway stage and in the West End, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical, which is based off the 1964 Roald Dahl novel of the same name and the Warner Bros. film, is coming to Manchester Palace Theatre from 4 – 30 July 2023, and tickets are due to go on sale very soon.

In case you’re unfamiliar with the story, 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.

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A synopsis for the musical production reads: “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.

“This sensational musical is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses taking you to a world of pure imagination.”

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It features memorable songs from the beloved 1970s film, as well as a host of new numbers.

Charlie and Chocolate Factory – The Musical has a book by David Greig, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Mark Shaiman and Scott Wittman, and is directed by James Brining and designed by Simon Higlett.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical is coming to Manchester Palace Theatre from 4 – 30 July 2023 / Credit: Supplied

Liverpool, Hull, and Sunderland are among the other Northern locations making up the UK tour of the highly-anticipated production.

Tickets go on sale on Friday 8 July, and you can grab yours here.

Featured Image – Joan Marcus (via Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical)