/// Theater Review: Sam Mendes’ ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

June 26, 2013  |  Variety

Drama has never been central to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Roald Dahl’s story and the two so-so movie versions used vivid prose or super-saturated-color visuals to disguise the lack of tension. Onstage in Sam Mendes’s production, its absence is everywhere apparent. Mark Thompson’s all-stops-out design keeps diverting attention from the all-pervasive problem, but both… Read more

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