'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' Musical Holding Open Auditions for Oompa Loompas

Helen Maybanks
A still from the 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' musical

This is the first time that the theatrical production is holding an open casting call.

This could be the golden ticket for some up-and-coming thespians.

The London theatrical production of Charlie and the Charlie Factory is holding open auditions for Oompa Loompa roles, according to U.K. publication Blasting News

This will mark the first time ever that the Warner Bros. musical — which opened at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in June 2013 — has held an open casting. The auditions for the orange-skinned, green-haired characters begin Oct. 26. 

The production is looking for performers over 18 with a dance background, along with facial and character abilities. The male candidates should be between 5 feet 6 inches and 6 feet tall, while the female applicants are to be between 5 feet 1 inch and 5 feet 8 inches tall.

The new Oompa Loompas will join the cast for the 2016-2017 production company. Roald Dahl's 1964 book of the same name has previously been adapted into 1971's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, followed by a 2005 Tim Burton-directed version.

Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

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