Chitty Chitty Bang Bang cast changes Brian Conley; Alvin Stardust; Jo Gibb

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang cast changes Brian Conley; Alvin Stardust; Jo Gibb

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has announced cast changes at the London Palladium from 15 Mar 2005: Brian Conley (Caractacus Potts); Alvin Stardust (The Childcatcher); Jo Gibb (Truly Srumptious) .

The cast currently includes Jason Donovan (Caractacus Potts, until 13 March), Tony Adams (Grandpa Potts), Scarlett Strallen (Truly Scrumptious, until 13 March), Christopher Biggins (Baron Bomburst), Louise Gold (Baroness Bomburst), Stephen Gately (The Child Catcher, until 13 March).

Brian Conley (Caractacus Potts) London stage credits includes "Jolson" at the Victoria Place in 1995 and "Elton John's Glasses" at the Queens Theatre in 1998. His TV work includes several series of "The Brian Conley Show", three series of "Time After Time" and two series of "The Grimleys".

Alvin Stardust (The Childcatcher) shot to fame in the 70's with four hit singles recorded under the name Shane Fenton. His debut single as Alvin Stardust was "My Co Ca Choo".

Jo Gibb (Truly Srumptious) London stage credits include "Over My Shoulder" at The Wyndham's in 2003; "Beautiful and Damned" at the Lyric in 2004; "Cats"; "Starlight Express"; "Chicago" and "Disney's Beaty and the Beast"

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, has music & lyrics by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman. The film has been adapted for the stage by Jeremy Sams. The show is designed by Anthony Ward, has musical staging and choreography by Gillian Lynne and is directed by Adrian Noble.

"CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG" opened in April 2002 to good notices from the popular press: BBC ONLINE says, "You come out of the London Palladium feeling like a kid on Christmas Eve." THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Sheer theatrical magic" And goes on to say, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang proves itself an ageless pleasure and a pleasure for all ages. " THE GUARDIAN says, "It is the car everyone has come to see, and I can only report that when it becomes airborne and flies over the front stalls there are gasps of astonished delight." THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "The audience was purring with pleasure from the moment the band struck up the title tune during the overture." THE DAILY MAIL says, " Brilliantly and ingeniously designed by Anthony Ward."

The story of the adventures of Chitty, the magical car as it sails the seas and flies through the air . Chitty's eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts and his enchanting children Jemima and Jeremy, join the truly scrumptious Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and the evil Child Catcher .

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