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PREVIEW: A look behind the scenes of perfectly spiffing new musical Crush

  The Belgrade Theatre Coventry recently celebrated a whopping 50 years of pioneering theatre and is keen to make a name for itself and get on the way to 50 more, so it was no surprise to hear they are co-championing another new musical, this time with Big Broad Productions. Crush, a schoolgirl romp set in a 1963 all-girl establishment, ...

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NEWS: New cast for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory announced

It was announced today that Barry James will play the rôle of Grandpa Joe. Josefina Gabrielle will play Mrs Teavee. Richard Dempsey and Kirsty Malpass will play Charlie’s parents Mr and Mrs Bucket in the next cast line-up for hit West End musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Clive Carter (Mr Salt), Jasna Ivir (Mrs Gloop), Paul J Medford (Mr ...

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NEWS: Charlie extends & breaks records again!

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory today announced that it is extending its run at Theatre Royal Drury Lane until 30 May 2015. The new booking period will go on sale on 7 February 2014. Producers also revealed that Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory broke the West End theatre record for the highest reported weekly gross sales ...

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CD REVIEW: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Book: David Greig Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Scott Wittman &Marc Shaiman Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [rating:3.5] Arriving in the West End eagerly awaited and shrouded in as much mystery as the enigmatic Willie Wonka himself, David Greig, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory now comes to us immortalised in this original ...

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London

Book: David Greig Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman Reviewer: Seb de Montmorency [rating:4] One of the hottest tickets of the year is a golden one. London gets its second major adaptation of a Roald Dahl story into a big budget piece of musical theatre as the long-awaited Charlie and the Chocolate Factory finally opens its gates ...

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