Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Presented by Tim Lawson and Adelaide Festival Centre
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang doesn't just take flight - it soars."
Sensational sets, stunning special effects, Ian Fleming's irresistible story, and an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins) all add up to a blockbuster musical that everyone will love.
Starring David Hobson, Rachael Beck, Alan Brough, Jennifer Vuletic, Peter Carroll, George Kapiniaris and Tyler Coppin as The Child Catcher.
This multi million dollar production remains the longest running musical ever to play at the London Palladium and was nominated for three Olivier Awards, five Tony Awards, ten Outer Critics Circle Awards and four Drama Desk Awards. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang holds the Guinness World Record for the most expensive stage prop in the history of British Theatre!
"A marvel of stage magic"
- The Australian
"The stuff dreams are made of"
- The Daily Telegraph
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Did you know?
- Adelaideans Finegan Green and Piper Horner will play the coveted roles of Jeremy and Jemima Potts and another 28 local children will form two ensemble groups doing 4 shows each week from 28 April – 26 May
- Kate Lloyd, of Adelaide Animal Actors Agency, will be handling all the dog talent during the Adelaide season
- The Performing Arts Collection at Adelaide Festival Centre has the beautifully embroidered cloak worn by Sir Robert Helpmann as the Child Catcher in the original 1968 film version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It’s currently on display in the Festival Theatre Foyer and will be throughout the season
- This is lyric tenor David Hobson’s first role in a musical
- CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG holds the Guiness World Record for the most expensive stage prop – the car at £750,000
- There are over 500 remarkable costumes and hats in the production
- The film screenplay was written by prolific children’s author Roald Dahl and the film’s director Ken Hughes. The Child Catcher did not originally appear in Fleming's book but was written in by Roald Dahl when developing the screenplay for the film.
- The Sherman brothers also wrote the songs for Disney’s Mary Poppins and The Jungle Book as well as countless other films including The Slipper and the Rose.