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25/06/2013 "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" opens in London

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a stage musical based on the 1964 children's novel of the same name by Roald Dahl, with book by David Greig, music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The musical premiered in London's West End at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 2013 and ran for 3 years and 7 months before closing in 2017.


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