Wogan unites with Wonka for charity

Published September 13, 2013

Hit West End musical Charlie And The Chocolate Factory is to stage a gala performance in aid of BBC Children In Need later this year, which will be hosted by Terry Wogan.

Taking place on 7 November, the charity event will see the well-known TV and radio presenter Terry Wogan welcome fellow presenters, celebrity friends and theatregoers to the evening of entertainment, which promises to be choc-a-block with special effects, Oompa-Loompas and that all-important sweet and creamy confectionary.

Sam Mendes’ production, which opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in June, brings to life Roald Dahl’s dark and delicious tale about a boy from an impoverished background who is given the opportunity to take a look inside eccentric confectioner Willy Wonka’s top secret chocolate factory.

Featuring a book by David Greig and music by Marc Shaiman, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory boasts a cast including Douglas Hodge, Nigel Planer, Clive Carter, Jasna Ivir, Paul J Medford, Iris Roberts, Billy Boyle, Roni Page and Myra Sands.

Described by The Guardian’s Michael Billington as “a lavish bonanza of a musical”, the production is currently booking until 31 May 2014.

To book tickets for the special performance, which will raise money for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK, visit the show’s website.