The show took a bit of time to gain momentum, with two distinct halves. The first half introduced the winners and unfurled at a somewhat slower pace, while the second half picked up speed as each child experienced their unique accidents. Additionally, it struck me as odd that the other winners, who appeared to be older performers, acted as if they were younger. Personally, I would have preferred consistency, either having all the children played by older or younger, rather than Charlie being the only child among them.
Gareth Snook's portrayal of Willy Wonka was a true highlight of the show. He possesses an impressive voice and, in my opinion, carried the production. This rendition of Wonka was more aggressive and had dark undertones, which differed from the jovial and eccentric version in the soundtrack I have heard before.