We are very excited to confirm that Be Amazing Arts will be producing a youth production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in September 2024 at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre. 

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.”


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.


Our excellent creative team (James Aconley – Director, Roxanna Klimaszewska – Co-Director & Choreographer, John Atkin – Musical Director) have exciting plans for this show which will guarantee a magical visit to the theatre for the whole family.

Now auditioning 7-18 year olds for this magical new production!

Open Auditions for Young Performers aged 7 – 18 will be held on Thursday 6th June 5.30pm – 9.00pm at Huntington School, Huntington Road, York, YO32 9WT.

Auditions will run as workshops with singing, dancing and acting.

If you have read the information pack and are happy to register your child, please complete the form below:

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