Wonka: The Untold Story of a Chocolate Factory

Fri 19 Jul 19

Have you ever wondered what happened before the factory opened its doors?

The West Yorkshire Drama Academy invites you to meet Willy Wonka before  fame struck; when he was a young and desperate man. Together, he and a naive inventor, Arthur Slugworth, make their way to the top of the global sweet-making business. However, as time goes on, Wonka begins to lose his grip on reality. As his secrets are threatened and his world is turned upside-down, he struggles to keep his sanity as he progresses further down a path of betrayal and madness…

Wonka: The Untold Story of a Chocolate Factory’ flips the classic 1971 film on its head, serving up a fresh, musical look into the mind of Gene Wilder’s iconic chocolatier. Created and performed by WYDA’s own young people, a night full of horror, laughs and peculiarity is guaranteed.

Event Details



Running time:

2 hours 20 minutes


20 minutes

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