Tickets for 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory' are almost as sought after as the golden Wonka tickets that feature in the production, so we're pleased to report that this is a show that lives up to the hype.
Bond director Sam Mendes takes on the unenviable task of adapting Roald Dahl's classic 1964 children's book for the stage in the shadow of both the well-loved 1971 film, starring Gene Wilder, and Tim Burton's less-successful 2005 movie featuring Johnny Depp.
Here, Douglas Hodge, last seen in BBC One drama 'The Village', plays the sweet-toothed ringmaster with a sinister edge that's in keeping with the darker tone of the original book.
Hodge has an other-worldly quality about him that would make him - take note BBC execs - a shoo-in for a future regeneration of TV's most famous Time Lord.
The new musical stays faithful to the book as it tells the story of Charlie, a boy obsessed with chocolate who dreams of visiting the world's most famous chocolate factory.
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