David Ian, for Crossroads Live, is thrilled to unveil an exciting new rendition of the enchanting musical masterpiece, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Coming to the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford, this captivating production will grace the stage from Tuesday 9 to Sunday 14 July 2024.
Drawing inspiration from Ian Fleming’s timeless children’s tale, which later became an iconic 1968 film, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang features the unforgettable melodies crafted by the renowned Sherman Brothers, including beloved tunes like Toot Sweets, Hushabye Mountain, Truly Scrumptious, and the Academy Award-nominated title track, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Guided by the visionary director Thom Southerland (known for Titanic and Parade), and featuring choreography by the talented Karen Bruce (renowned for her work on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and The Bodyguard), the production boasts remarkable set and costume designs by Morgan Large (credited for Newsies and Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat). The musical brilliance is further enhanced by George Dyer’s musical supervision (known for The Wizard of Oz, Annie, and Billy Elliot) and casting by the experienced Debbie O’Brien.
In the heartwarming tale of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, we encounter the absent-minded inventor Caractacus Potts, who, with the assistance of his children, Jemima and Jeremy, breathes new life into a dilapidated racing car. To their amasement, they discover that the car possesses magical powers. Embarking on a delightful and whimsical escapade to distant lands, the Potts family is joined by the delightful Truly Scrumptious.
The captivating music and lyrics are the creation of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, with music made possible by a special arrangement with Sony/ATV Publishing. Jeremy Sams has brilliantly adapted the story for the stage. The licensed script, adapted by Ray Roderick, traces its roots back to the original production presented by Eon Productions, Dana Broccoli, Frederick Zollo, Nicholas Paleologos, Jeffrey Sine, Miriam Productions, and Michael Rose at The London Palladium.
Click here https://www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/whats-on/chitty-chitty-bang-bang for more information and to book tickets.