Luke Kelly on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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3:30pm, 28th February
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Roald Dahl's grandson Luke Kelly on the Imagine Festival's Giant Storytelling Bed, image c.  Filipa Esteves
  • Roald Dahl's grandson Luke Kelly on the Imagine Festival's Giant Storytelling Bed, image c.  Filipa Esteves
  • Roald Dahl's grandson Luke Kelly reads to children from Dyslexia Action, image c.  Filipa Esteves
  • Roald Dahl's grandson Luke Kelly with children from Dyslexia Action, image c.  Filipa Esteves
  • Nigel Planer (Grandpa Joe in the musical production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) reads to children from Dyslexia Action, image c.  Filipa Esteves
  • Nigel Planer (Grandpa Joe in the musical production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) reads to children from Dyslexia Action, image c.  Filipa Esteves

Roald Dahl's grandson Luke on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's 50th anniversary

1st February is an important day in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - it's the very day Mr Willy Wonka opens his Chocolate Factory to Charlie and those Golden Ticket winners.

As 2014 is the 50th anniversary year of this much-loved Roald Dahl story, this year we joined Roald's grandson Luke Kelly and Nigel Planer - who plays Grandpa Joe in the musical adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - at the South Bank London's Imagine Festival, to talk with Luke about his own childhood memories of the story, while some lucky children from Dyslexia Action were treated to readings of the story from both Nigel and Luke.

Watch our video interview below...

All images c. Filipa Esteves.