Monday, June 18

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Confirmed for Palladium Next Summer

Producers of the new musical version of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory have confirmed that the show will open at the London Palladium in June 2013.

As previously mentioned, it will be directed by Sam Mendes, with a book by David Greig and new songs from Hairspray’s Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

Set and costume design will be by Mark Thompson with choreography by Peter Darling (Matilda, Billy Elliot. Other members of the creative team include: Doug Besterman (orchestrations); Nicholas Skilbeck (music director); Paul Pyant (lighting designer); Paul Arditti (sound designer) and Jon Driscoll (video and projection designer).

Tickets go on sale in October, with casting still to be announced.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz ends its run at the London Palladium on continues on 2nd September 2012. The next production has now yet been confirmed, but there are still rumours of the tour of South Pacific transferring later in the year.

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