Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Directed by Sam Mendes

Producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick have released two featurettes for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the new musical which opens in London at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on June 25th, 2013, directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes.

In ‘An Introduction to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, director Sam Mendes, set and costume designer Mark Thompson and puppet and illusion designer Jamie Harrison talk about their ambitions for the forthcoming production.

The second featurette ‘Designing the Sets of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ sees Mendes and Thompson discuss the key relationship of director and designer and their joint development of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will star Olivier and Tony Award® winning actor Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka and the cast will also include Nigel Planer as Grandpa Joe, Clive Carter as Mr Salt, Jasna Ivir as Mrs Gloop, Paul J Medford as Mr Beauregarde, Iris Roberts as Mrs Teavee and Myra Sands as Grandma Georgina.

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