Helen Colby begins rehearsals for ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’

Date - 14 March, 2016, All News Musical Theatre
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Helen Colby begins rehearsals today for the new cast of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, playing Mrs Pratchett.

Directed by Sam Mendes, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25 June 2013, following previews from 18 May 2013. It has since been seen by 1.8 million people and currently sits alongside ‘Miss Saigon’ and ’42nd Street’ in the top three longest-running productions of the last 50 years at the historic venue. The show has extended into its fourth and final year in the West End, with tickets now on sale to 7 January 2017.

Producers also announced that a Broadway production will open in New York in the 2016-2017 season and tickets for a UK-wide tour will go on sale next year.


Helen Colby trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Her theatre credits include the West End productions of Sweeney Todd at The Adelphi and Sister Act at The London Palladium, as well as the UK Tour of The Sound of Music.

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