It is with great sadness that we inform you of the cancellation of our performances of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” due to the continued lockdown. We would sincerely like to thank each one of you for supporting our students and know that you will understand just how difficult this decision was for all involved. We’ve been extremely proud of the resilience shown by all of the cast and crew throughout continued interruptions and postponements of this production. Refunds will automatically be issued in the next week.

Show Synopsis


in 2021 Rowville Secondary College will be staging Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. This production is jam-packed full of fantastic new songs, high-energy characters and fun dance numbers. ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ celebrates the themes of family, honesty and kindness.


Based on the famous novel by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features an original score composed by Marc Shaiman with lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray) and a book by David Greig. The score also pays homage to the Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley score from the 1971 film with songs from the Motion Picture including “Candy Man,” “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” “Oompa Loompa Song,” and “Pure Imagination. “The show, which stays true to Roald Dahl’s delicious tale, encourages audiences to enter a world of pure imagination as they follow the story of Charlie Bucket, the young boy whose life changes forever the moment he discovers the fifth and final Golden Ticket. Complete with Oompa-Loompas, chocolate waterfalls and of course the wondrous Willy Wonka, it charts the delightful and (occasionally frightful) fates of the five Golden Ticket winners as they embark on a journey through Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.

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