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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to host Children in Need Gala Performance

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Theatre news

ON THURSDAY, November 7, 2013, the hit musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be holding a special Gala performance in aid of BBC Children in Need.

The evening will be hosted by BBC Radio 2’s Sir Terry Wogan. Tickets for this special evening are on sale now via the BBC Radio 2 website.

A host of BBC Radio 2 DJs and celebrity friends will be in attendance, and as well as enjoying the regular performance of the show, theatre goers will be able to upgrade their tickets to include a very special VIP experience.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on June 25, 2013, is directed by Sam Mendes and stars Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka. Read our review.

The BBC Children in Need Appeal is a charity registered in England and Wales (802052) and Scotland (SC039557) whose aim is to make a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

BBC Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. This vision is realised by supporting, promoting and publicising work that addresses the challenges that children and young people face and work that builds their skills and resilience.

The charity is currently supporting around 2,700 projects that are working with children facing a range of disadvantages, such as poverty and deprivation; children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect or disabled young people.

This year’s Children in Need Appeal show is on BBC One on Friday, November 15.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently booking until May 31, 2014.