Further New Casting for West End's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory | Playbill

News Further New Casting for West End's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Joining the previously announced Jonathan Slinger, who will take over as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane beginning performances May 4, are Kraig Thorner as Grandpa George, Lara Denning as Mrs. Bucket and Mark Oxtoby as Jerry.

Originating company members Ross Dawes and Derek Hagen will take over the roles of Mr. Salt and Mr. Bucket respectively. Almost two-thirds of the current cast will be staying with the show for another year, including Myra Sands, Roni Page, Jasna Ivir, Ross Dawes, Paul J. Medford, Derek Hagen, Kate Graham and Joe Allen, who have all been with the show since it opened in Spring 2013.

The rest of the company will comprise Barry James, Josefina Gabrielle, 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, Sam Lathwood, Lucinda Lawrence, Matthew Rowland, Rebecca Seale, Steven Serlin, Gregory Sims, Robert Tregoning, Tara Verloop, Michelle White and Mark Williamson.

To book tickets, which are on sale through June 4, 2016, contact the box office on 0844 874 0664, or visit www.charlieandthechocolatefactory.com

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