We are delighted to be staging the Broadway version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory from 5th to 10th November 2024 at the Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar.

Do you know a boy or girl who could be our Charlie Bucket? We will be casting two children to cover the eight performances.

Given the size of the role (which would challenge many adults – Charlie is on stage for much of the 2-hour show) it is likely that the successful children will have previous stage experience. Charlie, who is something of a waif, should be no taller than 1.45m with a playing age of between 8 and 11 years old.

We are holding an Open Workshop on Wednesday 5 June from 7.30pm to 9.00pm to find our Charlie Buckets. As part of the workshop, children will be asked to sing ‘Revolting Children’ from Matilda and so should be familiar with this song in advance.

Children must have pre-registered with us to take part in the workshop and all those attending must be accompanied by one parent/guardian. The registration form will be available after 22 May (our launch night).

Please note that Charlie Bucket is the only child in this version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with all other parts being played by adults. As such, only the two children cast in the role of Charlie can be involved in this production, though we will be happy to bear all participants in mind for future shows as appropriate