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Theatre REVIEW: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - ★★★★★



The most fantasmagorical musical of all time flies into Edinburgh Playhouse for one week only!


A brand-new production of this much-loved family favourite stars Adam Garcia (Wicked, Kiss Me Kate, Coyote Ugly) as Caractacus Potts, Elaine C. Smith (Rab C Nesbitt, Two Doors Down, Burds Eye View) as the Childcatcher, and Liam Fox (Emmerdale) as Grandpa Potts. Directed by Thom Southerland (Titanic, Parade), choreographed by Karen Bruce (BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, The Bodyguard) and designed by Morgan Large (Newsies, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat), this ravishing award-winning musical is bursting with unforgettable songs by the Sherman Brothers including Toot Sweets, Hushabye Mountain, Truly Scrumptious and of course the Academy Award-nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.


Based on Ian Fleming’s timeless story for children and later made into the famous 1968 film, in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang we meet absent-minded inventor Caractacus Potts who restores a broken-down old racing car with the help of his children Jemima and Jeremy. Soon the family discover the car has magical powers, and along with the delectable Truly Scrumptious and Grandpa Potts, they end up on a fantastical adventure to far off lands. Their heart-warming journey makes Chitty Chitty Bang Bang a fun-filled hit for all the family.

 

Where?


Edinburgh Playhouse 28th May - 1st June - Part of UK Tour




MIX UP REVIEWS:


Nina (Age 11) - ★★★★★

"Amazingly truly scrumptious and spectacularly magically fantasticalshow. Three words to describe it would be, musical, humorous and magnificent. It is all about this inventor called Caratacus Potts who invented Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which is a flying car. However, the King of Bulgaria wants the car to himself! Fly into a fabulous quest of humour, flying cars, and adventure. The show included Elaine C. Smith as the dramatic and evil Childcatcher and the hilarious comedy duo of Boris and Goran, as well as fabulous child performers. Get going with the songs teamwork, toot sweets and of course Chitty herself. "







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