How sweet it is for the new Char­lies

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS - HAR­SIM­RAN GILL

MEET the four young stars who will be play­ing Char­lie in the new stage show Char­lie And The Choco­late Fac­tory — and they will be the only chil­dren in the cast.

Lucy Maun­der, who will play Char­lie’s de­voted mum Mrs Bucket, said this will set the new show apart from the rest.

“The other Golden Ticket win­ners are all played by adults and I think that high­light­ing Char­lie as the kid is a re­ally in­ter­est­ing de­ci­sion that the cre­ative team made,” she said.

Maun­der draws in­spi­ra­tion from her mother, opera singer Ann-Ma­ree McDon­ald.

“She was back at work, on stage, with me when I was six weeks old,” she said. “I grew up in the the­atre, I grew up in her dress­ing room and I loved ev­ery minute of it.”


Lucy Maun­der with the new Char­lies — OliverAlkhair, Ryan Yeates, TommyBlair and Xion Jarvis. Pic­ture:Justin Lloyd.

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