Further casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour is due to visit the Theatre Royal Nottingham from Wednesday 18 to Sunday 29 May.
Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Misérables, War of the Worlds) will play Truly Scrumptious and Shaun Williamson (The Railway Children, EastEnders) will play Lord Scrumptious/Baron Bomburst.
As previously announced Lee Mead (Casualty, Legally Blonde, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) will play Caractacus Potts alongside Michelle Collins (EastEnders, Coronation Street) as Baroness Bomburst and Andy Hockley (The Phantom Of The Opera) as Grandpa Potts.
Matt Gillett (previously appeared in Jersey Boys and Top Hat) will play the role of The Childcatcher. Ewen Cummins plays The Toymaker/Mr Coggins, with Sam Harrison as Boris and Scott Paige as Goran, alongside fellow cast members Kathryn Barnes, Rosanna Bates, Alex Louize Bird, Abigail Climer, Jade Davies, Ewan Gillies, Joanna Goodwin, Nathan Vaughan Harris, Christopher D Hunt, Paul Iveson, Nia Jermin, Kelsie-Rae Marshall, Mollie Melia-Redgrave, Perry O’Dea, Matt Overfield, Ross Russell, Craig Turner and Robert Wilkes.
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG has music and lyrics by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman, who were also responsible for Mary Poppins, The Slipper and the Rose, The Aristocats and The Jungle Book. The Sherman Brothers have won two Academy Awards with a further nine nominations, two Grammy Awards and they have received 21 gold and platinum albums.
The film made from Ian Fleming’s classic story has been adapted for the stage by Jeremy Sams, based on the MGM Motion Picture Licensed Script adapted by Ray Roderick.
This new production of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is directed by West Yorkshire Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining, with new choreography by Stephen Mear. There is a live orchestra with Musical Supervision by Stephen Ridley. Set and costume design is by Simon Higlett, lighting design is by Tim Mitchell, sound design is by Ben Harrison and video design is by Simon Wainwright.
There are sensational sets and stunning special effects and, of course, the memorable score by the Sherman Brothers, which includes such standards as Truly Scrumptious, Toot Sweets, Hushabye Mountain and the Oscar-nominated title song Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
This production is presented by permission of JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York.
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LOCAL LISTINGS INFORMATION
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
Wednesday 18 – Sunday 29 May 2016
Theatre Royal Nottingham
Performance Times: Tues (week 2 only) 7.30pm, Weds – Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat matinees 2.30pm, Sun matinee 1pm, Sun (week 1 only) 5pm
Tickets: £52.50 – £22 plus concessions available
Box Office: 0115 989 5555