Jonathan Slinger will take over the role of Willy Wonka in May 2015

Jonathan Slinger will take over the role of Willy Wonka in May 2015

Shakespearean actor Jonathan Slinger will play Willy Wonka in the sell-out West End production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Slinger’s first performance will be on Monday, May 4, when he takes over from Alex Jennings. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory has become one of the West End’s most successful productions, breaking multiple records at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, where it has already been seen by more than 1.25million people since its opening in June 2013. It’s currently taking bookings until June 4, 2016.

With a stage career spanning two decades, Jonathan has cemented his position among the foremost Shakespearean actors, including appearances with the Royal Shakespeare Company in recent productions of Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard II and Richard III.

To find out more about Charlie & The Chocolate Factory – including details of group ticket discounts – call the box office on 0844 858 8877 or visit www.charlieandthechocolatefactory.com