We’ve all read the books about Charlie Bucket. We’ve all seen the films with Gene Wilder and the scrummy Johnny Depp. But have you headed down to see the musical yet?
We took Mumma MP! down to Theatre Royal on Drury Lane (where the Muffin Man lives) to give it a whirl. Firstly we’d like to let you know if you’re on a diet, this probably isn’t the best thing to see, as soon as we walked in we were greeted with the sight of ‘Whipple Scrumptious Fudge Mallow Delights’ and Wonka Bars ahoy!
If you haven’t read the book or seen the films Charlie and the Chocolate Factory follows the story of the reclusive Willy Wonka the owner of the greatest chocolate factory in the world who opens the doors to five lucky golden ticket winners.
This production was technically the best thing we’d ever seen, Augustus Gloop was actually sucked up a pipe! Violet Beauregarde brings the funk to this production and is turned into a blueberry. Veruca Salt has a run in with some squirrels. Yes, there’s actually squirrels in this production!
Mike Teavee was by far our favourite character HE EVEN DID BACKFLIPS! If you thought he couldn’t be turned into the size of a TV like in the films, think again. This musical must have been written by some kind of genius.
The relationship between Wonka and Charlie grows throughout the production and has some hilarious and aww moments. Your imagination will run wild while they explore all that’s inside the factory.
If you want to be transported to a world where anything is possible and your sweet chocolatey dreams become reality then this is the show for you. We’ve rewritten this review time and time again to try and do this justice, telling you the amazing things without giving it all away. This musical will make you laugh, cry, reminisce and you’re guaranteed to leave with a massive smile on your face.