QPAC and The Gordon Frost Organisation Partner Up to (Finally) Bring Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical to Brisbane

Header Image: Oliver Alkhair as Charlie Bucket. Photo by Jeff Busby

At the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were many cancellations in the musical theatre space across the country. One of these was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, which was mere days away from its opening night before producer The Gordon Frost Organisation was forced to pull the plug. There was no indication that the show would return to Brisbane, although there was hope, with QPAC opting to put the money in to bring GFO’s other upcoming musical, Shrek the Musical, to Queensland. Turns out that hope was founded, with this recent announcement.

From 2 September 2021, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) in association with  John Frost for The Gordon Frost Organisation, Craig Donnell, Warner Bros Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions will bring Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to the QPAC Lyric Theatre.

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Paul Slade Smith (Willy Wonka) and cast. Photo by Brian Geach.

Tickets for the limited season will go on-sale Friday 21 May 2021 from 9.00am, although it is likely that those on various waitlists will get pre-sale access to the first few weeks. Ticket prices will range from $69.00 to $139.00, with reserves based on seating location, family status and preferred day of the week. You can keep an eye on ticket availability via QPAC’s website.

Stay tuned over the coming weeks for more information on casting.

We are pleased to once again collaborate with John Frost and The Gordon Frost Organisation to present this production following our successful partnership on Shrek The Musical in January this year.

Queenslanders love musicals, and we were determined to bring Charlie and the Chocolate Factory back to QPAC to ensure audiences would not miss the opportunity to be transported into ‘a world of pure imagination’

John Kotzas – Chief Executive of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre
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Jake Fehily (Augustus Gloop), Octavia Barron Martin (Mrs Gloop) and cast. Photo by Jeff Busby

“The world fell in love with Roald Dahl’s bewitching tale when the book was released, then filmgoers adored the 1971 film with Gene Wilder.

This new production is based on the original Broadway version and closely mirrors the beloved original film, enchanting audiences with the story again as it comes to life on stage. While overseas travel is currently off the cards, we are delighted audiences can take in a little of Broadway in Brisbane and be filled with nostalgia when they experience this wonderful story.

Parents love sharing the childhood memories of their favourite Willy Wonka film with the whole family, and grandparents will love taking their grandkids.

John Frost – Producer

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