Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the chocolate factory' : a play

Puffin Books

Richard R George, Roald Dahl

No. of pages 85


Roald Dahl's much-loved story, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, about how Charlie Bucket wins a ticket to visit Willy Wonka's amazing chocolate factory is turned into a play for children to act. With tips about scenery, props and lighting, the play is easy to stage and there are lots of parts for everyone.

Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, died in 1990 but his books continue to be bestsellers.

Richard George was an elementary school teacher in New York when he wrote this stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's bestselling story - and Roald Dahl himself recommended that it should be published.


This book contains the following story:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie Bucket lives with his mum and dad and four grandparents. They are pretty poor. What Charlie likes most is chocolate, but he only gets one bar a year - on his birthday. Just before his birthday Mr Mr Willy Wonka - the most extraordinary chocolate maker in the world - runs a competition - five golden tickets inside his chocolate bars and whoever finds them can come and look around his fantastic chocolate factory. Against the odds little Charlie Bucket gets to go. Inside the factory he sees that the other children are nasty little beasts - Augustus Gloop - a great big greedy nincompoop; Veruca Salt - a spoiled brat; Violet Beauregarde - a repulsive little gum-chewer; Mike Teavee - a boy who only watches television - and Mr Wonka sees it too. And the prize for the real winner is quite extraordinary...

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