MADRID / More days for the magic of ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory’ in musical format
Delicious Wonka chocolate bars, golden tickets, crazy squirrels, glass elevators, five peculiar children and the boundless imagination of Roald Dahl will continue to be the stars of one of the great children’s shows of the season for a few more weeks.
And it is that, The musical ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ has announced that it is expanding its functions until next Sunday, February 19, after hanging the ‘no tickets’ sign on several occasions at Christmas, according to the musical’s communication agency. The work is in luck, moreover, because has celebrated its 100 performances this Saturday, January 7 in Espacio Ibercaja Delicias (Madrid).
The show is directed by Federico Bellone, produced by Letsgo, and stars the actor and singer Edu Soto in the role of Willy Wonka, who is accompanied by a cast of 28 artists on stagebacked by a live band that interprets the original themes of the musical that premiered in London’s West End in 2013.
The musical is based on the incredible story written by Roald Dahl. It was adapted to the cinema in ‘A World of Fantasy’, by director Mel Stuart in 1971, with songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newle, and in a second adaptation directed by Tim Burton in ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ in 2005 starring Johnny Depp.
‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ arrived in Madrid last September after going through stages all over the world. After its success in the West End, it came to Broadway in 2017 and toured the United States in 2018; In 2019, he began his tour of Australia and until 2021, visiting Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. The musical was adapted into other languages and, in 2019, it premiered in Milan and Norway and in 2021 it reached Brazil, France and Denmark.