I love Roald Dahl books; Matilda, James & the Giant Peach, and the most dear to my heart is Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. The story is Literally the stuff children’s dreams are made of–i.e. Candy plus a sweet morality fable. Plus I’m a big fan of the 1971 movie starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.
So when I had the opportunity to go to the West End musical of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory & the matching themed afternoon tea at the nearby hotel One Aldwych I jumped with joy!!
First you are greeted by menus with character sketches on them: Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregard, Mike Teevee, Augustus Gloop & of course Charlie
Bonus: The royal theatre on drury lane is beautiful!