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19-06-2012 : CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY TO OPEN IN LONDON

A new musical version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will have its world premiere on 23rd June 2013 at the London Palladium.

Based on the book by Roald Dahl, which was made into a film in 2005, it tells the story of a poor young boy who wins the chance to explore a magical sweet factory.

The show will be directed by Oscar winner Sam Mendes, who is also in charge of the latest James Bond film.

Actor Johnny Depp played factory owner Willy Wonka in the latest movie and actor Gene Wilder in the orginal which was released in 1971.

Many of our best loved theatres are close to the canals and a Canal Boat Holiday is a perfect excuse to treat yourself to a performance.

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is a large national theatre owned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and is probably the most famous classical theatre company in the world.

Based in Stratford upon Avon it is easily reached from our base at Alvechurch.

The Bristol Hippodrome can be visited from our Canal Boat Holiday resort at Hilperton and during June 2012 they are be hosting The spectacular Andrew Lloyd Webber production of The Phantom of the Opera.

The Concert Hall in Reading is one of the finest of its type in Britain.

It hosts a varied programme of classical music, organ recitals, blues, jazz, folk, acoustic pop and rock and stand up comedy.

The Mikron Theatre Group even comes to you on your Canal Boating Holiday as they tour on their Canal Boat Tyseley taking the exciting world of the theatre to venues all along the canal system.

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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
 
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