Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2019) was a musical theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, in a theatrical adaption by David Grieg (book), Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics) and Scott Wittman (lyrics) The production was performed at the theatre's main stage.

Vidar Magnussen directed it.

Fridtjof Stensæth Josefsen played the role of Willy Wonka.


(Objekt ID 90315)
Object type Production
Premiere Navember 9, 2019
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by David Greig, Marc Shaiman, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
Audience Children
Audience size 45978
Number of events 67
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Keywords Theatre, Performance for children, Musical theatre
Running period Navember 9, 2019  
Website Det Norske Teatret

At the webpage of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:

"Charlie Bucket lives with his parents and grandparents in a crumbling house. He is fed up with cabbage soup and dreams of entering the enormous chocolate factory Willy Wonka runs, the most phenomenal chocolate factory in the world! But nobody has seen Wonka for many years, and nobody is allowed to enter the factory. All one can see is mysterious shadows in the windows, and endless amounts of chocolate driven out through the iron gates.

The search for the golden tickets

But one day, news break: Willy Wonka has hidden five golden tickets in five chocolate plates. The five lucky winners will be allowed to enter the factory. The search for the golden tickets is on. One after one the winners are announced. They are greedy, spoilt, rude and generally patronising children of the worst kind. Only one golden ticket remains. Will Charlie be granted his greatest wish? Will he get to experience the magic of Wonka's wonderful candy universe?


The musical based on Roald Dahl's story opened in London's West End in 2013, and then in a developed version at Broadway in New York in 2017. The book was written by David Greig, and music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who are also behind musicals including Hairspray and Catch me if you can, and the TV series Smash!. Now, a Norwegian audience is to experience the musical version at a Norwegian theatre for the first time."


The Norwegian Theatre,, 01.01.2019,

Performance dates
Navember 9, 2019Hovudscenen, The Norwegian Theatre National premiere, Norway