With Golden tickets in hand, we stepped inside the factory walls of Wonka on the Opening night of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne.
After premiering in Sydney, this delectable treat is full of our favourite songs from the original film, including Pure Imagination, The Candy Man and I've Got a Golden Ticket, alongside a brand new, toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score. The talented cast take the audience on a magical journey and for me a journey back to my childhood.
The show stays true to the classic storyline following Melbourne’s talented actors Benjamin Belsey (10 years of age, Elijah Slavinskis (10), Edgar Stirling (10), Lenny Thomas (12) and Lachlan Young (13) as our favourite character Charlie Bucket, who lives with his loving mother and four ageing grandparents in a tiny rundown wooden house. Charlie dreams up magical machines that will improve their lives while waiting patiently for his yearly birthday treat, a single bar of Wonka’s Whipple Scrumptious Marshmallow Delight. Meanwhile, Mr Wonka played by the charismatic Paul Slade Smith is putting out a worldwide search for five lucky children who will find a Golden ticket to win a prized tour of his factory, with one grand prize winner receiving a lifetime supply of chocolate!
The highlight for us was the second half of the show when we see the famous Oompa Loompas for the first time, without spoiling too much, they had everyone in the audience clapping and laughing with their clever costume designs and dancing. This is a show that has no age barriers, young and old will be captivated by the performance. For those wanting to take little ones along to experience the show, I recommend the matinee session as the evening session finishes quite late into the evening.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre and we recommend you bring the whole family and rediscover the story of Charlie Bucket and Wonka in this fantastic not to be missed musical treat here in Melbourne.
Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne
From 9 August
Wed-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm and 6pm*
Her Majesty's Theatre
219 Exhibition St, Melbourne
iNFLATABLE WONDERLAND Katena Luminarium is coming to MELBOURNE
More than 3 million people in over 40 countries have enjoyed the Alan Parkinson’s architectural installation, Katena. Now it’s our turn to Lose ourselves in a labyrinth of colour, shapes, and winding tunnels when it arrives here in Melbourne!
With a stunning kaleidoscope of colours, shapes and subtle sounds, be prepared for an awe-inspiring experience like no other. As you step inside the airlock structure of the Katena Luminarium, you’ll be moved by a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and colour as the daylight shines through. Complimented with a soundscape to enhance your experience, you’ll be transported to another world.
Find yourself a space to indulge your senses or explore every nook and cranny with a map. The choice is yours!
Suitable for all ages. Children under 16 years will only be admitted accompanied by an adult (1 adult for 4 children). Its a mesmerizing experience not to be missed for kids and adults alike!
27 Sep - 6 Oct 2019
Bunjil Place, Narre Warren
Child (3-15 years) $10.00
Family (2 children and 2 adults) $40.00
Child (under 3 years): Free
Family (2 children and 2 adults) + swim at Casey Arc - $50.00
For more info visit www.bunjilplace.com.au
Bunjil Place, 2 Patrick NE Dr, Narre Warren
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