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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory moves from Palladium to Drury Lane

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The new stage musical version of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will open at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in June 2013.

The show had originally been due to run at the London Palladium, but will now move into Drury Lane following the departure of Shrek the Musical.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick. It will begin previews from May 18, 2013.

It will be directed by Sam Mendes, with a book by David Greig and new songs from Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

Set and costume design will be by Mark Thompson with choreography by Peter Darling. 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 will go on sale to the public in October 2012. Casting has yet to be announced.

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