Interview: Teddy Hinde, Mike Teavee in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Teddy Hinde is currently starring as Mike Teavee in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Based on the novel by Roald Dahl, Charlie and Chocolate Factory has a book by David Greig, music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Mark Shaiman and Scott Wittman. This new production is directed by James Brining and designed by Simon Higlett.


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Having graduated from Trinity Laban in 2022, Teddy made his professional debut in Anyone Can Whistle by Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents at the Southwark Playhouse.

Teddy is trans and proudly speaks up for trans rights whilst calling for better representation for trans people in theatre. In this episode, Teddy discusses landing the role of Mike Teavee and his path in theatre so far, as well as all things transness and queerness.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is touring the UK and Ireland until January 2024, including a run at the New Wimbledon Theatre 21st June – 1st July.  Visit for info and tickets. 

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