'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory': Why You Need To See It Sooner If Not Immediately (Strike That! Reverse It!)

As it enters its last year, it's clear why the show is still such a treat.

Since it opened in 2013, ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ has gone on to cement itself as one of the must-see shows in London’s West End.

Based on the children’s book by Roald Dahl, the musical gives a contemporary twist to the cherished story we all know and love, updating it for modern fans while still making sure it’s enjoyable for audiences of all ages.

While the production’s child actors more than hold their own alongside the adults in the cast, Jonathan Slinger makes an intriguing Willy Wonka, playing the role with a considerably darker edge than both Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp, more in keeping with the original book.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

As anyone who’s seen the show will attest, it’s unlike any other in terms of production value, with the Chocolate Factory brought to life in unique and imaginative ways that Roald Dahl would definitely have approved of.

The good news is that ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ is now entering its fourth year in London’s West End, but we’re afraid to say that if you still haven’t seen it, you only have until January 2017 to get to the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, before it heads off on a tour of the UK.

If you’re still not convinced, check out some photos from the show’s third birthday performance (we were there and trust us, it was stunning) below...

'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory'