14/08/2014 16:58 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

The Backstage Secrets Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

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Earlier this week I was lucky enough to get the chance to review Sam Mendes' musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in the heart of the West End.

Even better, after the show I was treated to a backstage tour from company manager Richard Clayton, who let us in on a few of the production's secrets.

Audiences and critics alike have been wowed by the show's stunning set design and amazing effects, which bring the magical world of Willy Wonka vividly to life in front of a packed house eight times a week. Check out our gallery below to see what I managed to find out (and see what I thought of the show here).

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