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More about the Mysterious New Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical

I have been following closely the development of the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical in London. So far the publicity has been very limited: a vague teaser trailer, others featuring the talk of creators, some of their prep, and preview audiences, some costume sketches, and interviews.

A few weeks ago there was some negative media attention to their casting call for a non-white actor which has now been removed, but they are clearly still looking for kids with particular characteristics. (Given the four American Matildas currently on Broadway doing British accents I have no problem with this).

CHARLIE BUCKET
8 – 12 yr old boy, under 4ft 8in
A talented actor with innocent appearance, lean frame and natural singing voice
VERUCA SALT
9 – 12 yr old girl, under 4ft 8in
A charismatic actress and excellent ballet dancer (grade 4 or above)
VIOLET BEAUREGARDE
9 – 12 yr old girl, under 4ft 8in
A skilled rapper with good rhythm and a brash attitude. Able to do an American accent
MIKE TEAVEE
9 – 12 yr old boy, under 4ft 8in
A highly physical street dancer with lots of energy. Able to do an American accent
AUGUSTUS GLOOP
9 – 12 yr old boy, under 5ft
A corpulent boy and a good singer. Able to do a German accent

And now, hurray, they’ve released a few photos of the production itself!

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