American actor Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in 'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory', directed by Mel Stuart, 1971. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Willy Wonka Live And Onscreen At Half Term Pop-Up Event

Local cinema Saffron Screen has joined forces with the award-winning HyperFusion Theatre Company in the guise of The Shhh Experience to present an immersive theatre and film experience for all the family this half term.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory will take over Chesterfords Community Centre for two spectacular days in February (15/16) to recreate a magical Wonka world full of interactive entertainment, thrilling theatre and revival of the Gene Wilder classic.

The three hour Wonka event is the brainchild of HyperFusion Theatre Director Sarah Ellis who has been shortlisted for a European Diversity Award and whose recent show BOY was performed in Parliament.  Sarah says:

“This isn’t just theatre or a film but both! The building will be full of actors, theatre, activities and a few surprises before the film. It’s going to be such fun”

Willy Wonka is being performed through the popular local pop-up Shhh Experience events which bring unexpected theatre to unexpected places.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory will be screened at Great Chesterford Community Centre on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th February at 2pm. Tickets are available to purchase online, via the cinema box office and at Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre. Themed cupcakes by local Catherine Kelly and traditional refreshments will be on sale before and during the event.