Drama: Year 6 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' Review

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What an amazing achievement so early in the term - Year 6's adaptation of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was a feast for the eyes, and the young audience were visibly drooling as they watched the opening credits to this delightful production - the big screen was full of chocolate, jelly beans, and other sweet goodies enticing "oohs" and "aahs" even before the characters had introduced themselves.

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The screen action backdrops, lighting, dry ice and sound effects allowed the audience to join Charlie and the other 4 Golden Ticket Winners on their visit to meet Willy Wonka and tour his chocolate factory. 

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It wasn't long before the audience witnessed Augustus floating away in the river of chocolate, and Veruca sliding down the shute to be with the squirrels.

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Violet, still chewing her gum, swelled and turned blue before being rolled away to be 'juiced' and Mike Teavee shrunk so small, he had to sit in his father's pocket until he could be stretched to full-size again! 

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The Oompa Loompas and their dance routines, as well as the narrators, individual and group songs, kept the story moving along to the anticipated happy ending.

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A delicious time was had by all!

Sue Baldwin

SMT Coordinator

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