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Charlie och Willy Wonka står i en fabrik omgiven av smält choklad och godis. Willy bär hög hatt och färgglada kläder.

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Book by David Greig. Music by Marc Shaiman. Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman. Based on the novel by Roald Dahl. Songs from the Motion Picture by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley.

The world’s most delicious musical. Based on Roald Dahl’s classic story.

  • Duration

    Ca 3 h incl. 1 interval

  • Stage

    Main Stage

  • Genre


  • Language

    Swedish. Swedish and English titles

  • Price

    150–895 kr

  • Recommended age

    7 and up

  • Accessibility

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Ola Salo plays the role of iconic confectioner Willy Wonka in the Swedish premiere of the world’s most delicious musical.

Poor, kind-hearted, sweet-toothed Charlie grows up near Wonka’s mysterious, mythical chocolate factory. When Wonka announces that he has hidden five golden tickets in five chocolate bars, Charlie is one of the lucky children to win a visit to the factory. But what happens inside the factory proves less sweet than anticipated. The other families visiting are spoilt and demanding, and Wonka’s helpful Oompa-Loompas have trouble keeping them in check. The visit turns into a wonderful and scary journey, where the greedy characters get their just desserts along the winding, sugary route. The wonders of the chocolate factory are conjured up in the imagination and are only visible to those who believe in them.

For some of the performances, Willy Wonka will be performed by the musical artist Tobias Ahlsell (see dates below). The musical director is West End conductor Michael England, and the stage director is musical theatre veteran Mattias Carlsson. In collaboration with set designer Lucy Osborne and others, they create a warm, welcoming, modern world filled with nostalgia, a few scary surprises, whimsical confectionary landscapes and oodles of chocolate.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is mainly targeted at an adult audience, but is also suitable for families with children.

Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Willy WonkaOla Salo
Jerry / Cover Willy Wonka (27/10, 24/11, 5/2, 26/3)Tobias Ahlsell
Charlie Bucket


Mrs. Bucket, Charlie’s motherKarin Mårtenson Ghods
Joe, Charlie’s grandpaLars Hjertner
Josephine, Charlie’s grandmaZorka Hunjak
George, Charlie’s grandpaTimo Nieminen 
Georgina, Charlie’s grandmaIngahlill Wagelin
Augustus Gloop

Robert Sillberg

Mrs. Gloop, Augustus’ mother

Carina Söderman

Veruca SaltJulia Carlström
Mr. Salt, Veruca’s fatherDavid Lundqvist
Violet Beauregarde

Amanda Lindgren

Mr. Beauregarde, Violet’s fatherSami Yousri
Mike Teavee

Oskar H Olsson

Mrs. Teavee, Mike’s motherÅsa Fång
Mrs. Pratchett

Lina Svahn Larsson


Johanna Abenius, Malick Afocozi, Lisa Agby, Jesper Blomberg, Hanna Brehmer, Hampus Engstrand, Julia Forssell, Hilma Gudjonsdottir, Tord Hansson, Henrik Hjärne Jöneby, Tova Hollender, Pia Lauritzen Albrecht, Hanna Lindblad, Oscar Linder, Micaela Sjöstedt, Lina Svahn Larsson, Jacob Walleberg, Elias Wallin

The Göteborg Opera Orchestra


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