Jet set holidaymakers on the Maldives enjoyed a golden ticket to Roald Dahl's fantasy world as a compact contingent of crack Area 51 performers created a series of shows to dazzle.
Brand new Willy Wonka themed costumes including the chocolate factory chief himself plus Oompa Loompas and Candy Girls were given their debut on the paradise island across a series of shows with regular Area 51 artists Luke da Silva, as Wonka, contortionists Beth Sykess and Lowri Thomas plus new recruit Amy Hoop.
Across the four day trip the team were involved in a packed schedule including a fashion show, gala dinner and, on the final day, a giant children's Easter egg hunt. They performed on stilts and on foot while the two contortionists also performed aerial skills.
The stunning new costume creations were candy cane styled scarlet red or purple and gold stripes and featured delightful puffball skirts and a "cage" attaching a themed head feature which added more wow factor.