Could you be the next Charlie and the Chocolate Factory star?

Calling all Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fans!

Willy Wonka is relocating his fun-factory from Melbourne to Brisbane in March next year and he’s on the hunt for Charlie.

The much-loved new musical based on the popular Roald Dahl tale, is making its way to Southbank’s QPAC, with producers now searching for four talented local boys to share the role of Charlie Bucket.


The musical invites guests to “step inside a world of pure imagination for a delectable treat with songs from the original film including Pure Imagination, The Candy Man and I’ve Got a Golden Ticket, alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score.

It’s currently already wowing fans in both Melbourne and Sydney.

“Our Sydney and Melbourne boys are having a wonderful time playing Charlie Bucket,” producers John Frost and Craig Donnell said.

“It’s such an amazing opportunity for young actors to play this leading role as they’re on stage for almost the whole show and singing many of the great songs.”

Applications are now open and will close midnight Sunday 15th September.

For the auditions, producers are looking for boys of around 10 years of age, any ethnicity, an excellent singer with a naturally innocent voice.

All applicants must live locally, or within 45 minutes travel time from QPAC.

Auditions will take place in Brisbane on Monday 30 September, with call backs on 1 and 2 October.

If you would like to apply to be the next Charlie Bucket, click here.