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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory claims new West End record

A scene from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was criticised for its unmemorable music. Photo: Helen Maybanks
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Musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has once again broken the West End record for the highest reported weekly gross sales.

The show, which is playing at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, took a total of £1,080,260 in the week commencing December 30 last year.

This follows the previous record it set, when it took £1,062,606 in the week commencing October 28 last year.

Not all shows report their weekly figures, however these records are based on the highest reported grosses.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has announced it has extended booking until May 30, 2015.

The show stars Douglas Hodge and Nigel Planer and is directed by Sam Mendes.

It is produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Langley Park Productions.

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