The world-famous Willy Wonka is opening the gates to his mysterious factory…but only to a lucky few.Young Charlie Bucket and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a life-changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure imagination including chocolate waterfalls, nutty squirrels and the great glass elevator, all to be revealed by Wonka's army of curious Oompa-Loompas.

Tickets Now Available!

Join us for an unforgettable theatrical experience that will leave your sweet tooth satisfied and your heart singing. Don’t miss out—reserve your spot today!

CHARLIE Monash Tile

Enter a world of pure imagination!

Based on the famous novel by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features an original score composed by Marc Shaiman with lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray) and a book by David Greig. The score also pays homage to the Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley score from the 1971 film with songs from the motion picture including "Candy Man," "I've Got a Golden Ticket," "Oompa Loompa Song," and "Pure Imagination."

Dates & times

The Alexander Theatre, Monash University, Clayton

Wednesday 31 July 2024, 7:30pm
Thursday 1 August 2024, 7:30pm
Friday 2 August 2024, 7:30pm
Saturday 3 August 2024, 7:30pm

Behind the scenes

Rehearsals for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are in full swing. On Sunday mornings the cast meet in the Founders Building to learn choreography, block scenes and practise singing the songs. Then in the afternoon the backstage team gather in the basement of the Provence Centre to design and construct minor sets and props. The involvement of staff, students and parents from the Mazenod community is outstanding and truly contributes to what promises to be a wonderful and exciting production.

— Ms Felicity Kamevaar

Cast Portal

Use the button below to access rehearsal schedules, choreography material, music pieces and more.