CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
based on the film by ALBERT R. BROCCOLI
music and lyrics by THE SHERMAN BROTHERS
music by special arrangement by SONY/ATV PUBLISHING
adapted for the stage by JEREMY SAMS
script adapted by RAY RODERICK
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
ABOUT THE SHOW
Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious."
Based on the 1968 film of the same name, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tells the story of an eccentric inventor named Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher. What happens when family and teamwork is put to the test? Get your Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tickets to find out!
"If the original production hinged on convincing you a car could fly, this one proves it can fly higher and further than ever before... Above all, it’s one of those rare shows whose thematic message of teamwork and pulling together is borne out by the seamless fluidity of the staging. For the ultimate sugar rush, I can only recommend that you purchase a ticket Toot Sweet."
– The Guardian
"The sincere sweetness [of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang] is carefully rationed to avoid diabetic coma, producing a family musical that will enthrall children and not embarrass or bore adults."
November 24 - December 30 2023
Thursdays to Saturdays at 7pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm
December 27th at 2pm and 7pm
Beddington Theatre Arts Centre
Two-act musical, approx. 120 mins with a 15 min intermission
GENERAL: $28 child, $33 adult
PREMIUM: $33 child, $38 adult
CHILDREN are aged 3 to 17
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Flashing lights, loud sounds, fantasy, potentially scary characters for young audiences.
THEMES & TALKING POINTS:
Love, family, teamwork, adventure, imagination, loyalty.
Video courtesy of New Wimbledon Theatre, 2016, starring Lee Mead, Jason Manford, Claire Sweeny, Phill Jupitus and Shaun Williamson.
Help put books in the homes and hands of families who need them!
Bring & donate new & like-new books to the holiday show you're attending, or drop them off at the StoryBook Theatre Lobby!
This year, SBT is proud to partner with Little Red Reading House, whose goal is to inspire a lifetime of reading and learning! All the books will be donated to families who need them through Little Red Reading House's Book Bank, which helps "feed the hearts and minds of children by giving them their very own books."
You can also donate online! Starting at $10, your donation will go towards purchasing new books. StoryBook will use all the funds to support a local bookstore, so everyone wins!
Please keep in mind that the books you are giving will become another child's treasure. Only give books that are of high quality and in very good condition. We cannot accept books that are tattered, scribbled on, written in, or missing covers. Thank you!
THE CAST OF
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
Caractacus Potts - Nicholas Chamberlain
Truly Scrumptious - Julia Bleichert
Jemima Potts - Cecilia Currie
Jeremy Potts - Oliver Vincze
Grandpa Potts - Gary Hodgkinson
Baron Bomburst - Allen Crowley
Baroness Bomburst - Ashleigh McAllister
Boris - Ben Jaquish
Goran - Joey Gruszecki
Lord Scrumptious - Ryan Sampson
Ms Phillips - Chantal Palmer
The Childcatcher - Brayden Lachambre Renkas
The Toymaker - Samuel Jones
Swing-Lord Scrumptious/Sid/Toymaker - Bruce Fraser
Swing-Lord Scrumptious/Sid/Toymaker Understudy - Brian Holiday