Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Front cover of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory program - designed by Kelly Griffiths
Front cover of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory program – designed by Kelly Griffiths

 

A few months into our existence and our first production run was an adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in an adaptation written by Richard George. The group was divided in two and the remaining members appeared in a production of Two Weeks With the Queen.

 

As our first ever production it was only right that this appeared as part of our 10th birthday party. We performed “Violets Bubblegum” scene and some of our newer members were joined by Jess Hooker reprising her role as Violets rather concerned mother!

Cast – in order of appearance

Narrator – Clemmie Hull

Augustus Gloop – Tim Chilestone

Violet Beauregarde – Hayley Atkin

Veruca Salt – Victoria Staines

Mike Teavee – Philip Hayward

Mr Bucket – Ben Barrett

Grandma Josephine – Louise Stewart

Grandpa George – Christopher Shaw

Grandma Georgina – Emma Looker

Mrs Bucket – Claire Hyde

Grandpa Joe – Ben Shreve

Charlie – Ben Gray

Mrs Gloop – Hannah Perrett

Mr Teavee – Matthew Blowfield

Mrs Teavee – Natalie Luckham

Mrs Salt – Josy Audigier

Mr Salt – Daniel Jackson

Mrs Beauregarde – Jessica Hooker

Willy Wonka – Hamish Comben

Oompah Loompahs – Hannah Becker, Sarah Edmonds, Naomi Gadd, Danni Mason, Zoe Newell, Daniel Pearce, Joy Sable, Ian Sharpe, Kerrie Shaw and Eleanor Walker.

Costumes were the responsibility of Jessica Hooker and Louise Stewart took charge of the props. The choreography was done by Audrey Watson and Nadine Moore.

The Crew

The following people were a part of the production team for both Charlie and 2 Weeks, a big thank you to all of those who helped us in those early days. You were a big part in helping to build this youth theatre in to part of the community it has served for many years.

Scenery Construction – Maureen Yule, John Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Angus Macraild, Holly Pearce, Charlotte Armstrong, Kelly Griffiths, Louise Gray and Oliver Waldock.

Lighting – John Morgan

Sound Effects – Gary Dutton

Make up – Helen Dutton and Sara Dutton

Ticket Design – Claire Gibbs

Photos – Andy Willmott

Programme – Emma Willmott, Andy Kibbey and Maureen Yule

Front of House support was provided by members of the Huntingdon Drama Club

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