The new UK tour is set to open at the Leeds Playhouse from the 18th November.

Further tour dates have been confirmed for the upcoming UK and Ireland tour of the musical based on Roald Dahl’s classic book. The new venues announced are Theatre Royal, Plymouth (7 – 18 June 2023), Manchester Palace Theatre (4 – 30 July 2023), Sunderland Empire (2 – 13 August 2023), Mayflower, Southampton (16 August – 3 September 2023), Hull New Theatre (6 – 16 September 2023), Bristol Hippodrome (20 September – 8 October 2023), Birmingham Hippodrome (17 October – 5 November 2023) and Liverpool Empire (8 – 26 November 2023).

The tour is set to open at Milton Keynes Theatre on the 9th February 2023 following a Christmas season at Leeds Playhouse from 18th November 2022 – 28th January 2023. Casting for the production is set to be announced soon.

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.

The musical features  a book by David Greig, music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Mark Shaiman and Scott Wittman. It is directed by James Brining and designed by Simon Higlett. This production of the musical is produced by Neal Street Productions & Playful Productions.

To find out more about the production visit: https://charlieandthechocolatefactory.co.uk/