Charlie & The Chocolate Factory extends West End booking
Story by Jack Foley
THE hit West End production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, has extended its booking period by six months until November 1, 2014.
The show had previously been booking until May 31, 2014.
The production, which has so far been seen by almost 300,000 people since it began previews in May 2013, is extending its run due to popular demand, releasing almost 400,000 extra tickets.
The producers, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions also announced that the Official Cast Recording, with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, is released today (Monday, October 7, 2013) by Sony Music, on CD and for download.
The album features the entire cast, led by Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, and includes every number from the show, including Must Be Believed to Be Seen, Simply Second Nature, Almost Nearly Perfect, as well as the Newley/Bricusse classic Pure Imagination.