Charlie and the (Bittersweet) Chocolate Factory

I had what some might call an unhealthy obsession with movie musicals as a child.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was a particular favourite video tape, and it got worn out at least once. I'm sure you'll understand my nervous apprehension upon approaching the latest re-make, Sam Mendes' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, currently showing at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The stakes were pretty high: I wept with disappointment on seeing Tim Burton's 2005 film. I hoped the dream creative team could cook up something I could stomach. 

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