The mysterious and most wondrous inventor Willy Wonka is opening the gates of his Chocolate Factory for just one day, and for Charlie Bucket it promises to be a mouth-watering chance to feast his eyes on sweets beyond his wildest imagination. The new stage musical, presented by Warner Bros, is directed by Sam Mendes, the Academy award-winning and theatre director.
Roald Dahl was born in 1916 in Wales of Norwegian parents. He was educated in England before starting work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. He began writing after a 'monumental bash on the head', sustained as an RAF pilot during WW2. Roald Dahl is one of the most successful and well-known of all children's writers. Roald Dahl died in 1990 at the age of seventy-four.