| Charlie’s chocolate factory, part 2

13 Aug
charlie and the chocolate factory

charlie and the chocolate factory

With the original book by Roald Dahl, and two full length movie adaptations, it’s likely that you’ll know the story of this show before you go to see it.  But it’s definitely interesting to see how a group of young actors are able to adapt this to the stage.

Last year, the Portobello Youth Theatre performed Little Shop of Horrors to much acclaim and they’re back this year for a short run with their new production.  Lots of effort has gone into the rehearsals, and this morning was the first time the curtain went up on their Fringe show.

They played to a packed hall this morning, and many of the audience were friends and relatives of the performers, delighted to see them and with inside knowledge of the layout of the theatre so that they could grab the best seats.  A u-shaped layout of seats and pillars at each corner of the ‘stage’ meant that those of us with a side view perhaps lost quite a lot of what was certainly a rich visual production. | Charlie’s chocolate factory, part 2


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