Starring: Darren Bennett, Katie Ray, John Griffiths, Edward Peel, Kim Ismay, Dean Maynard.
Very nicely filmed from the balcony, with no obstructions. (A)
Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has arrived! With sensational sets, stunning special effects and brimming with memorable songs by the Sherman Brothers including Truly Scrumptious, Toot Sweets, Hushabye Mountain and its Oscar Nominated title song Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, this is the ultimate High-Flying Stage Musical.
The enthralling story of the adventures of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the magical car as it sails the seas and flies through the air will bring back a host of memories. Adrian Noble has directed a cast of 40-plus in Jeremy Sam's stage adaptation of the 1968 movie-musical by Ian Fleming.
"You Two" Caractacus, Jeremy & Jemima
"Them Three" Grandpa Potts
"Toot Sweets" Caractacus, Truly, Lord Scrumptious & Ensemble
"Think Vulgar" (20022005) "Act English" (2005present) Boris and Goran
"Hushabye Mountain" Caractacus
"Come to the Funfair" Company
"Me Ol' Bamboo" Caractacus & Ensemble
"Posh!" Grandpa Potts, Jeremy & Jemima
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" Caractacus, Truly, Jeremy & Jemima, & Grandpa Potts
"Truly Scrumptious" Jeremy, Jemima & Truly
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (Nautical reprise) Caractacus, Truly, Jeremy & Jemima
"Chitty Takes Flight" Company
"Vulgarian National Anthem" Company
"The Roses of Success" Grandpa Potts & Inventors
"Teamwork" Caractacus, Toymaker, Truly & Juvenile Ensemble
"Chu-Chi Face" Baron & Baroness
"The Bombie Samba" Baroness, Baron & Ensemble
"Doll On A Music Box"/"Truly Scrumptious" (Reprise) Truly & Caractacus
"Us Two"/"Chitty Prayer" Jeremy & Jemima
"Teamwork" (Reprise) Toymaker & Company
"Chitty Flies Home (Finale)" Company
Notes: In the 2009/2010 tour, the following songs are omitted: "Come to the Funfair", "Kiddy-Widdy-Winkies", "Us Two/Chitty Prayer". "Kiddy-Widdy-Winkies" was replaced with a version of "Lovely Lonely Man" from the original film, sung by Truly Scrumptious.
The overall script is also changed to more closely match the film, notably, missing the childcatcher tricking the family by dressing as the Toymaker and Grandpa. In the 2012 Australian production,"Kiddie-Widdy-Winkies" was put back in the line-up of songs.
Format: DVD (on 2 DVDs)
Run time: 130m (the show runs 2hrs 30 min with a 20-minute interval, thus 130m run-time)
B&W / Color: Color