Plays Directory : Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Roald Dahl
  • Overview
    The story concerns a famous sweet factory owned by Willy Wonka which has been closed for many years as his employees were stealing his secret recipes and passing them onto competitors. However, the factory has started working again but noone has seen any employees enter or come out. Willy Wonka announces a competition for 5 lucky winners who find golden tickets in his chocolate bars to visit the factory. There is a frenzy to get hold of these tickets and 5 children win: Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Tim Teavee and Charlie Bucket who comes from a very poor family. The 5 children go to the factory with a guardian and go on a tour with the eccentric Willy Wonka seeing all the sweets being made wi th the help of the umpa lumpas - a race of miniature people. Each child comes to a sticky end as they fall prey to their wicked traits: greedy Augustus falls into the chocolate lake as he tries to drink and disappears up a tube; Veruca gets dragged away by the squirrels as she tries to get one; Violet baloons in size and turns blue as she eats some prototype gum; Tim becomes tiny as he tries to transport himself onto TV, leaving the good, honest Charlie to win the competition and inherit the factory from Willy Wonka, changing his family's life for the better

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8 known characters

3 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Matthew Recardo
2018, Grandpa Joe
Dovehouse Theatre
Ellena Meakins
Ellena Meakins
Child Actor
2017, Grandpa Joe
Windmill Theatre, Littlehampton
Georgia Healy
2014, Grandpa Joe
Aaron Dinnall
2012, Grandpa Joe
The Bull's Theatre, Barnet, North London