Oct 30th, 2017
Nicola Quinn reviewed this production on Broadway - here's what she thought!
"What could possibly go wrong? As the lights fade and the fuelled giggles are heard, I realize that a Roald Dahl fan will forever be young at heart! In this marvellously colorful production, Charlie Bucket reminds us that it doesn't matter where you come from - what matters most is where you wish to be.
As far as the music goes, you can expect songs from the original film including "Pure Imagination", "The Candy Man" and "I've Got a Golden Ticket", alongside a new score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Each Golden Ticket Winner has been updated to suit a modern audience and comes with their very own toe-tapping introduction song. David Greig's book captures the silliness, exploration and fun of this tremendous tale while offering a softer look at the man behind the magic, allowing Willy Wonka to evolve from an outcast to a friend.
May we never forget just how powerful storytelling is, and the necessity for imagination. Perhaps, Roald Dahl's chocolate factory was his version of heaven? If so, I'm sure he is looking down with a very big chocolatey grin!"
View our show pages for more information about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Uihlein Hall.
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