Our 2024 College Musical

Come and see our students bring Charlie & the Chocolate Factory to the stage in May 2024

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Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

We are excited to bring Charlie & the Chocolate Factory to the stage in May 2024 and invite the Heathdale and wider Wyndham community to come experience the sweet, Wonka-y world with our students at the Wyndham Cultural Centre. Led by Guild award winner, Madison Agius as Willy Wonka, and Alyssa Clark as Charlie Bucket, we can't wait to be swept up in to this magical world.

Performances will be on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4.

These golden tickets will be available in 2024, so make sure you keep an eye out for when they go on-sale.

About the musical

Roald Dahl’s celebrated tale of Charlie Bucket and the eccentric confectioner, Willy Wonka, was reworked for the stage in 2013 with a new book and score from David Greig, Marc Shaiman, and Scott Wittman.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a new musical, and it is not a copy of the film. You may find that the songs, storyline and characters are different to what you know. This is to help make this story come to life on the stage, as books, films and stage shows all require different things to help make them special.

When young Charlie wins a golden ticket to the mysterious Wonka Chocolate Factory, it's the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets and chocolates that have always been right under his nose but unaffordable for the Bucket family. Could it also be his family’s route out of poverty? Along with the other winners--Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teavee, and Augustus Gloop--Charlie is swept inside of the mysterious factory with his Grandpa Joe. Inside, the winners encounter a magical world full of amazement, innovation, sugary treats, and, of course, Oompa-Loompas. But as the winners begin to let their greed and selfish nature's get the better of them, it seems that everything is not as sweet as it seems. Finally, Charlie is the last child standing--the only child not to have succumbed to the sweet temptations of Willy Wonka’s magical world. His humble, loyal nature has not gone unnoticed by Mr. Wonka, and Charlie’s reward is more than he could ever have dreamed.