Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Bendigo Theatre Company

Roald Dahl is famous the world over for incredible stories. His most well known are children’s stories, including Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG and Matilda. Utilising humour, sarcasm, and nonsensical language, Dahl’s writing grasps the imagination of children like few other authors. Often writing from the perspective of a child, it is little wonder his stories are so well known by people from all places and all walks of life. Bendigo Theatre Company is incredibly excited to bring Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to the Ulumbarra Theatre in 2022. Featuring the kind Charlie Bucket, the spoilt Veruca Salt, the greedy Augustus Gloop, the crude Violet Beauregarde, and the lazy Mike Teavee, this story takes you on an adventure through the magical world of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. These five holders of the exclusive Golden Ticket spend a day in a wonderful world of pure imagination, learning important lessons about themselves, guided by the elusive and eccentric Candyman: Willy Wonka.
Theatre/Venue NameUlumbarra Theatre
Venue address10 Gaol Rd, Bendigo VIC 3550
All performance dates and start times

Thursday 7 July, 8pm
Friday 8 July, 8pm
Saturday 9 July, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 10 July, 2pm

Box office URLBooking Info
Box office phone number5434 1600
Creative Team

Production Manager – Vern Wall
Director – Emily Calder
Choreographer – Lisa Kearin
Vocal Director – Kerry Lorenz
Musical Director – Colin Wellard
Assistant Director – Thomas Moore
Stage Manager – John Trainor
Assistant Stage Manager – Selina Trainor
Set Designer/Scenic Artist – Samantha Lempio-Franklin
Lighting Designer – Ian Scott
Costume Coordinator – Kylie Howe

Cast List

Willy Wonka – Liam Duivenvoorden
Charlie Bucket – Elli Killey
Grandpa Joe – Chris Emond
Mrs Bucket – Madelyn Kidd
Augustus Gloop – Jack Barber
Mrs Gloop – Chloe Lovell
Veruca Salt – Gemma Chisholm
Mr Salt – Ky Morgan
Violet Beauregarde – Elisha Field
Mr Beauregarde – Emma Kelly
Mike Teavee – Oliver Sexton
Mrs Teavee – Laura-Jane Leach
Jerry – Max Beever
Cherry – Elaina Bell
Grandpa George – TBA
Grandma Georgina – Stania Tresize
Grandma Josephine – Michelle Di Camillo
Mrs Green – Claire Sexton

Dance Ensemble: Kaddison Kearin, Lucy Kitching, Lucy Maple Worley, Aymee Robinson, Ella Russell & Jordan Thompson

Oompa Loompas: Ivy Bell, Amarlia Bourke, Abi Calder, William Calder, Tara Collard, Matilda Favoloro, Alex Foxlow, Tahlia Giffard, Skye McPartlane, Ava Rudkins, Harry Scott, Victoria Tomkins, Mia Underwood, Bella Wallace & Abigail Williams

Ensemble: Kaitlyn Allan, Emily Bibby, Elijah Clarke, Ava Cossens, Zoe Di Camillo, Lloyd Dodsworth, McKenzie Dunne, Laura Freeman, Ella Honey, Lily Johns-Hayden, Ethan Larkins, Tommy Marchant, Alice McKellar, Jill McPartlane, Thomas Purcell, Stephanie Quin, Ashlee Taylor & Erin Tinker

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