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Morley’s West End star goes to Olivier Awards

Troy Tipple(Charlie Bucket) and Ross Dawes (Willy Wonka) helped celebrate the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Troy Tipple(Charlie Bucket) and Ross Dawes (Willy Wonka) helped celebrate the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Morley’s very own West End star had a very busy week, from celebrating anniversaries to performing at the 2014 Olivier Awards.

Troy Tipple, 10, who is playing Charlie Bucket in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Drury Lane Theatre Royal, helped celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic story, but then went on to be part of the star-studded Olivier Awards.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the hit West End musical and Biscuiteers recreated the chocolate factory in biscuit form in the main window of Waterstones flagship shop in Piccadilly.

The edible chocolate biscuit installation, based on the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical stage set, was designed and created by Biscuiteers and unveiled by cast members Charlie and Willy Wonka.

The entire chocolate factory has been recreated so that passers-by can look through the 3D structure into each room.

If that wasn’t enough for one week, Troy was on stage again, this time performing in front of the Olivier Awards audience - and thousands of viewers watching at home, as the show battled it out in seven categories.

Not only did Troy get to perform a scene from the West End show on stage, but he also helped celebrate as the production team won the Best Lighting Design and Best Costume Design categories at the awards.

 

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