Friday, 26 June 2015

PICS: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory celebrates second birthday with gala performance

Last night (25th June) the West End production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory marked its second birthday with a gala performance and party for cast, crew and special guests. Check out images from the evening below (click image to enlarge).

Zachary Loonie (one of the four young actors who plays Charlie Bucket) led the curtain call at the end of the show with Jonathan Slinger (Willy Wonka) and fellow cast members, before all attending a party at Sway Bar Holborn. 

Special guests included Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry who are about to star in the West End premiere of Kinky Boots. Also in attendance were Kara Tointon, Hannah Tointon, Tom Pellereau, Indira Varma and Claudie Blakely

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory won two Olivier awards in April 2014, and has broken records at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, where it has been seen by over 1,400,000 people since it opened in June 2013. Directed by Sam Mendes, the production is currently booking until 4th June 2016.

The full cast currenty includes: Jonathan Slinger, Barry James, Ross Dawes, Josefina Gabrielle, Jasna Ivir, Paul J. Medford, Lara Denning, Derek Hagen, Roni Page, Myra Sands, Kraig Thornber, Joe Allen, Meg Astin, Joel Baylis, Andy Brady, Simon Campbell, Georgia Carling, Andrew Carthy, Collette Coleman, Dan Cooke, Divine Cresswell, Billy Cullum, Connor Dowling, Kelly Edwards, Gemma Fuller, Kate Graham, Sam Lathwood, Lucinda Lawrence, Mark Oxtoby, Matthew Rowland, Rebecca Seale, Steven Serlin, Gregory Sims, Robert Tregoning, Tara Verloop, Michelle White, Mark Williamson.

Claudie Blakley and Indira Varma (left) & Derek Hagen (Mr Bucket) and Jasna Ivir (Mrs Gloop)  

Full cast 

Barry James (Grandpa Joe) & Paul J Medford (Mr Beauregarde)

The cast during the curtain call
Fenella Fielding & Hannah Tointon 
Jonathan Slinger (Willy Wonka) 
Josefina Gabrielle (Mrs Teavee) & Kacey Ainsworth 

The cast during the curtain call

Kara Tointon

Kinky Boots stars Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry

Mark Thompson (designer) & Paul Ritter and son

Jonathan Slinger (Willy Wonka) with younger cast members

Myra Sands (Grandma Georgina) & Lilah Parsons

Full cast and crew

Roni Page (Grandma Josephine) & Ross Dawes (Mr Salt) 

The children of the cast

Rupert Goold and Children & Tom Pellereau 

 Photo Credit: Dave Benett

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