Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to open in 2019, Sydney

It was announced today the Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical, will open at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in January 2019.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Photo by Joan Marcus. Original Broadway Cast 2017.

Produced by John Frost, Craig Donnell, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions in Australia, the musical has already enjoyedl previous seasons on Broadway and The West End.

Featuring songs from the original film including ‘Pure Imagination’, ‘The Candy Man’ and ‘I’ve Got a Golden Ticket’, the show will also boast a new score written by the songwriters of Hairspray.

“I’m thrilled to bring this captivating production to Australia for the first time”, said Producer John Frost.

“Sydney has a huge treat in store next summer, and it’s a magical concoction ready to satisfy any sweet tooth looking for a golden ticket. The world fell in love with Roald Dahl’s bewitching tale when the book was released, then filmgoers adored the 1971 film with Gene Wilder. Now prepare to be enchanted by the story once again on stage”.

No cast has been confirmed at this stage, with auditions taking place around Australia in April. For more details on the auditions and to register you can head to:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is perhaps Roald Dahl’s best-known story and has proved to be one of the most enduring children’s books of all time. The story of Charlie Bucket, the five Golden Tickets, the Oompa-Loompas and the amazing Willy Wonka has become firmly embedded in our culture since it was first published in 1964.

Conservative estimates suggest the original book has sold over 20 million copies worldwide; it is now available in 55 languages.

Waitlist now for tickets at

Matt Edwards

Matt is a past owner of AussieTheatre, working as digital director from 2011 to 2019. He is also a performer, most recently appeared in the Australian tour of Mamma Mia! and previously in the Australian/NZ tour of CATS and Enda Markey's acclaimed production of Blood Brothers. As well as performing Matt keeps himself busy in the digital side of the arts working with web design agency Emptyhead Digital

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2 thoughts on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to open in 2019, Sydney

  • The link to auditions doesn’t work, is it possible to find the website elsewhere?

    • Matt Edwards

      Hi Madeline, unfortunately the website has been taken down as auditions have been completed. Hopefully we will have a cast announcement in the not too distant future.


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