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Theatre: Upcoming accessible performances: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical

12 Dec 2023 - 5 Jan 2024 (Past)

Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin, Ireland

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- The Musical  will have its Irish Premiere this December at Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin.

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical tells the devilishly delicious tale of young golden ticket winner Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectionary wizard Willy Wonka.

When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it’s a chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets they’ve always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors and amongst the incredible and edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems. Featuring memorable songs from the iconic 1970s film including ‘The Candy Man’ and ‘Pure Imagination’ as well as a host of new numbers by the multi award-winning composer and lyricist of Hairspray and Mary Poppins Returns, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman this sensational musical is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses taking you to a world of pure imagination.

Based on the novel by Roald Dahl and the Warner Bros. film, Charlie and Chocolate Factory – The Musical has a book by David Greig, music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Mark Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

It is directed by James Brining, musical supervision and orchestrations are by David Shrubsole, set and costume design is by Simon Higlett, with choreography by Emily Jane Boyle. Musical direction is by Ellen Campbell, lighting design by Tim Mitchell, sound design by Mike Walker, video design by Simon Wainwright and illusions by Chris Fisher.

SPECIAL EFFECTS: This production may contain Strobe Lighting, Flashing Lights, Smoke and Haze and Loud Noises.

AGE GUIDANCE: 7+. All patrons aged 16 or under must be seated next to an accompanying adult.

No under 3’s permitted in the auditorium.

With a series of accessible events:

Audio Described Performance including Touch Tour: Tuesday 12 December 7.30pm

Irish Sign Language Performance: Thursday 14 December 7.30pm

Captioned Performance: Friday 5 January 7.30pm


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