CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY re-schedules two previews due to problems in the delivery of a piece of stage engineering

The producers of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory have reluctantly taken the decision to reschedule the first two previews of the new stage musical. Preview performances on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May will be replaced by an additional preview on Wednesday 22nd May at 7.30pm and another extra performance to be scheduled during a forthcoming holiday period. Patrons who had booked for the previews are being contacted and their visit to Theatre Royal Drury Lane rearranged.

Unforeseen problems in the delivery of a piece of stage engineering by a contractor have caused delays to the schedule.

Ryan Petersen, spokesman for the production, said “The whole production team is frustrated by this unforeseen delay in what has otherwise been a very smooth and exciting rehearsal period.  We’re sorry to inconvenience people who have booked for these first previews but are putting on an extra performance next Wednesday evening which will become our first public preview.”

Patrons who have booked for the two performances will be contacted by the ticket agency through which they bought their ticket and an alternative date arranged.   

Updated Listings information:
Roald Dahl’s
Book by David Greig
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Directed by Sam Mendes
Set and costume design by Mark Thompson
Choreography by Peter Darling

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5JF
Previews from 22 May 2013, 7.30pm
Opening Night: Tuesday 25 June 2013, 7.30pm
Box Office: 0844 858 8877
To Book online visit:

Performance Times:
Monday – Saturday 7.30pm, Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm
(except 27-28 May, 3-4 June, 5 June (matinee), 12 June (matinee), 26 June (matinee))
Ticket Prices:
£25.00, £32.50, £39.50, £49.50, £67.50
£10 off all tickets in preview period (22 May – 24 June inclusive)
Booking fees apply

This world premiere musical is produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Langley Park Productions.