Monday, November 11, 2013

Chocolate and a Golden Ticket at Drury Lane

 On our last evening in London, Court treated us to
this fabulous new musical.
It was much different than the two movie versions
and quite true to the book in spirit.

We managed to get balcony tickets the day of the show.
We felt fortunate as we had tried a few days before with no luck.
It was the 'golden ticket' in town. 

 The audience was packed with parents and children.
And the stage was packed with children of outstanding talent.
This was our Charlie and it was the first production
 he had ever been in.
He was just fabulous as were all the children.
 (10, 11, and 12 years old.)

Veteran actor, Douglas Hodge, played Willy Wonka.
I adored his interpretation of the role.
I had no idea he was such a talented singer and dancer as well.

  We know him from his characters in
BBC's 'The Way We Live Now,'
 And the newest version of Jane Austen's 'Mansfield Park.'

The Drury Lane Theatre in Covent Garden
is stunning as you can see.
It is the oldest working theatre in the world.
It is currently owned by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.
You can read more of the history HERE.

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