Less than two weeks to experience Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical in Leeds before UK tour

17 Feb 2023


There are less than two weeks to go to get your golden ticket to see Leeds Playhouse’s smash hit Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical in its Quarry theatre before the spectacular production begins a UK & Ireland tour at Milton Keynes Theatre in February.

Photographer and Multi Media Content Officer at Leeds Playhouse Jacob Gotobed was given an access-all-areas backstage pass to capture the company in the wings. They have played to over 55,000 people so far in Leeds and are sure to play to countless more as the production heads out across the country to, among others, Milton Keynes, Edinburgh and Bristol.

The enchanting production, which ends its 11-week run in Leeds on 28 January, directed by James BriningCharlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical takes the beauty and excitement of the beloved original story to new heights as audiences join Charlie Bucket on a musical adventure into the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory with new songs, magical theatrical tricks and jaw-dropping digital projections.

Leeds Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining said“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical is an outstanding achievement for the Playhouse and is a credit to each and every person who has brought this spectacular show to life. It is fantastic that so many people have enjoyed this production with their loved ones. I’m really looking forward to taking the show to audiences around the company and sharing this well-loved Roald Dahl story with even more people.”

Leeds Playhouse has offered a range of ticket prices throughout the run and before the show ends in Leeds 10,230 people will have seen the production for £14 or less; 10,641 school children will have watched the show; and 619 people from local communities have enjoyed the production for £3. The Playhouse has also continued its commitment to access by offering Dementia Friendly and Relaxed performances, plus BSL (British Sign Language), captioned and audio described supported by Access Partner Irwin Mitchell.

Based on the novel by Roald Dahl and the Warner Bros. film, this devilishly delicious tale of young golden ticket winner Charlie Bucket and wild confectionary wizard Willy Wonka takes audiences to a world of pure imagination.

This Leeds Playhouse production is presented in association with Neal Street Productions and Playful Productions.


    Arts Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • LTB Foundation
  • Principal Partner

    Caddick Group
  • Principal Access Partner

    Irwin Mitchell