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Sweet opening for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Pics from the Purple Carpet

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Audience members young and old were swept into a world of pure imagination at the official opening night of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Sunday 5 September in QPAC’s Lyric Theatre.

Just the ‘Golden Ticket’ for lifting spirits, the colourful multi-Helpmann Award nominated production received a standing ovation and won the hearts of all.

The incredible cast, including Stephen Anderson as Willy Wonka, Robert Grubb as Grandpa Joe, Lucy Maunder as Mrs Bucket and Flynn Nowlan (one of four talented boys sharing the role of Charlie), was clearly as thrilled as the audience to be performing live to a full house as they brought the nostalgic and much-loved story to life.

In fabulous news for families, the show’s season has been extended to include the entire September school holidays.

Check out the social pics from the opening night below.


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