In some not so surprising news, the Gordon Frost Organisation has confirmed that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s Brisbane season will no longer be going ahead – with the Queensland Performing Arts Centre shut down until the end of April 2020. However, while the very nature of musicals would imply a complete cancellation of the season given it was due to end (at this time) with Brisbane, the season has instead been postponed with the producers looking ” forward to seeing you in the Factory soon”.
FULL STATEMENT FROM AUSTRALIAN PRODUCERS OF CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
A message from the Producers of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.The primary concern for the Producers of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the well-being of our audience, cast, crew and theatre staff.
In consultation with QPAC, we have reviewed the advice issued by the Federal Government to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in line with recommendations have postponed the Brisbane season of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
We do not make these decisions lightly, and understand the disappointment our loyal patrons are experiencing. However we must prioritise the health and well-being of all Australians.
We sincerely thank you for your patience and especially for your support of the industry while we work through these complex issues.
We will be in touch later in the year to confirm when Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will open in Brisbane.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you in the Factory soon!
It is not certain when the Brisbane season of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will take place, and assumedly there would be much to work out considering the QPAC Lyric Theatre is already booked out for large swaths of 2020. But for now, we can take solace in the fact that the gates of Willy Wonka’s Brisbane Chocolate Factory will open sometime in the future…