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Charlie and The Chocolate Factory - Douglas Hodge first interview

When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it’s the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets he’s always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors, and amongst the incredible edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems.

Roald Dahl’s deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in a brand new West End musical directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Douglas Hodge Interview is the first discussion with Douglas Hodge, the actor bringing Willy Wonka to life on stage.

As he looks at his role in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Douglas talks about the need to convey the wonder of the original story in order to touch people’s hearts. Sam Mendes and David Greig also share their thoughts on why Douglas Hodge will deliver a truly unique interpretation of the mysterious confectioner.

Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the wonder of the original story that has captivated the world for almost 50 years is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy® winners for Hairspray, Smash), a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (Midsummer, Creditors, Tintin In Tibet), set and costume designs by Mark Thompson (Mamma Mia!, One Man, Two Guvnors) and choreography by Peter Darling (Billy Elliot; Matilda).

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