Chitty Chitty Bang Bang now booking to 27 Sep 03

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang now booking to 27 Sep 03

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has announced a new 6 month booking period covering performances from 17 Mar to 27 Sep 2003 at the London Palladium.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang opened in April this year 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 film version has been adapted for the stage by Jeremy Sams and directed by Adrian Noble. It is designed by Anthony Ward, with musical staging and choreography by Gillian Lynne with lighting by Mark Henderson

The cast currently includes: Emma Williams (Truly Scrumptious), Michael Ball (Caractacus Potts) (NOTE: Michael Ball will not perform on the following dates: Monday 6 Jan until Sat 18 Jan 2003), Anton Rodgers (Grandpa Potts), Brian Blessed (The Baron ), Nichola McAuliffe (The Baroness ), Paul O'Grady aka Lily Savage (Child Catcher until 7 Dec 02), Edward Petherbridge (The Toymaker/Coggins).

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