Get a sneak peek behind the brand new Charlie and The Chocolate Factory! @charliechoc_uk #musicaltheatre #musical #theatre

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Chocolate fans, your golden ticket will be with you later this year, but to wet your appetites, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Langley Park Productions have released a brand new featurette for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Rehearsals Sneak Peek’ sees the creative team behind the musical come together to talk about the production as well as a sneak peek at the rehearsals with the cast and orchestra.

And if that wasn’t enough we’ve also got some delicious first photos of the rehearsal AND first look images of Willy Wonka – who is portrayed by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning Douglas Hodge -and his costume, which has been designed by set and costume designer Mark Thompson.

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Roald Dahl’s deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in a brand new West End musical directed by Academy Award® winner Sam
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When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it’s the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets he’s always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors and amongst the incredible edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems.

Screen Shot 2013-05-30 at 16.52.11Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the wonder of the original story that has captivated the world for almost 50 years is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman(Grammy® winners for Hairspray; Smash), a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet), set and costume designs by Mark Thompson (Mamma Mia!; One Man, Two Guvnors) and choreography by Peter Darling (Billy Elliot; Matilda).

 A chocolate garden, an army of squirrels and the curiously peculiar Oompa-Loompas must be believed to be seen in this spectacular new musical that is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses.

Make sure you book your tickets for this deliciously magical tale soon!



UK cinema goers vote all time favourite movie icons!! #film #movie #icon #news #celebrity

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We’re going film crazy this week as there’s so much fun news! And one of our favourite topics is who the ultimate movie icon is according to the UK public. So do you know who you would choose? Well, prepare to be surprised as we delve into who YOU voted for, as the top twenty icons of the silver screen of all time are revealed.

According to a poll announced by the Film Distributors Association, you the public have voted your icons from the 1940s through to present day! And its not all heroes and heroines, some famous villains have made the top of the list too!

The poll coincides with the launch of the UK cinema line up for 2013 which we were lucky enough to attend at Somerset House in London. Hosted by Alex Zane, we were taken on a roller coster ride of all the films coming up over the summer months, and you lot are really in for a lot of fun! We also heard from some incredible speakers including the Head of Film London Adrian Wootton and the legendary Empire film critic Ian Freer!

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So get ready to let us know if you agree or disagree with these poll results – we definitely want to hear your views!


20. Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze)  in Dirty Dancing (1987)

19. ‘Red’ Redding (Morgan Freeman) in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

18. John McClane (Bruce Willis) in the Die Hard series (from 1988)

17. The Man with No Name (Clint Eastwood) in The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1966)

16. Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) in The Godfather (1972)

15. George Bailey (James Stewart) in Its a Wonderful Life (1946)

14. RP McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) in One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest (1975)

13. Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) in The Indiana Jones series (from 1981)

12. The Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in The Terminator series (From 1984)

11. Sugar Cane (Marilyn Monroe) in Some Like It Hot (1959)

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10. Rick Blane (Humphrey Bogart) in Casablanca (1942)

9. Forest Gump (Tom Hanks) in Forest Gump (1994)

8. The Joker (Heath Ledger) in The Dark Knight (2008)

7. Tony Montana (Al Pacino) in Scarface (1983)

6. Darth Vadar (James Earl Jones) in the  Star Wars Episodes (From 1977)

5. Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in The Pirates of the Caribbean series (from 2003)

4. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

3. Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in The Godfather Trilogy (1972, 1974, 1990)

2. James Bond 007 (various actors) in the 23 films from Dr No to Skyfall (1962 – 2013)

1. Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

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So did you agree with this top list? Tweet us your thoughts @mysnoochiebooch