In pictures and video: Play hitting Birmingham stage with a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

A Truly Scrumptious musical has motored into Birmingham Hippodrome and is hitting the city with a Bang Bang.

In pictures and video: Play hitting Birmingham stage with a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Gearing up for the show – Lee Mead and Carrie Hope Fletcher with child actors Aaron Gelkoff and Daisy Riddet

The classic musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has opened at the Hippodrome and is running until September 18. It comes on the back of the hugely successful Mamma Mia! musical, which ran at the theatre throughout the summer.

See a trailer for the show here:

The 1968 film, starring Dick Van Dyke, remains a children’s favourite and this production promises to bring the same magic, colour and imagination.

The musical is based on Ian Fleming’s story about an amazing former racing car adopted by a father and his children.

The flying car is the star has competition from a cast including Any Dream Will Do winner Lee Mead as Caractacus Potts and Carrie Hope Fletcher ,from Les Miserables, as Truly Scrumptious.

Comic support comes from Phill Jupitus, recently in the Producers with Jason Manford, and Claire Sweeney, in Birmingham a short while ago as part of the Hairspray cast. They play Baron and Baroness Bomburst. Meanwhile, the creepy Childcatcher will be played by former Jersey Boy Matt Gillet.

Anyone who wants to join this fantasy journey can find out about tickets and performances go to the Birmingham Hippodrome website at www.birminghamhippodrome.com or ring 0844 338 5000.

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