Mendes to take Willy Wonka to the stage
Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes is bringing children's classic Charlie And The Chocolate Factory to the stage.
Roald Dahl's beloved book has already been turned into two successful Hollywood movies, convincing Mendes the story could be a hit musical on Broadway and the West End.
The director has commissioned Scottish playwright David Greig to write the script and he has recruited Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman - the musical minds behind 2007's hit Hairspray - to provide the score.
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