A truly scrumptious treat for theatre fans

Lee Mead will star as whacky Caractacus Potts
Lee Mead will star as whacky Caractacus Potts

One of the world’s favourite musicals, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is coming our way and will have audiences of all ages flying high with its mixture of madness, intrigue and exuberance.

Starring Lee Mead, who has previously starred in Legally Blonde and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with Michelle Collins from EastEnders and Coronation Street, the musical promises to be a colourfultreat.

The plot involves loveable but whacky inventor and former Royal Navy commander Caractacus Potts along with his two children and the gorgeous Truly Scrumptious, who need to outwit the bombastic Baron Bomburst who has decreed that all children be banished form his kingdom.

What will happen when the children are caught and imprisoned with other youngsters by the evil Childcatcher? Will it end happily ever after? Of course it will!

Having broken all box office records in the West End, the show is now going out on tour and lands at Milton Keynes Theatre next year for just over a week from Wednesday May 4 through to Saturday May 14.

The fun filled production, from the team who produced Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I includes the favourite songs, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Truly Scrumptious and Hushabye Mountain.

There will be a live orchestra, sensational sets, stunning special effects and of course the memorable score bythe award winning Sherman Brothers.

The original children’s story of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was written by James Bond creator Ian Fleming as a book for his young son Caspar, and was adapted as a screenplay by Roald Dahl and d Ken Hughes.

The hugely popular film, starring Dick Van Dyke as Potts, Sally Ann Howes as Truly Scrumptious, Lionel Jeffries as Grandpa Potts, James Robertson Justice as Lord Scrumptious and Robert Helpmann as The Childcatcher, was produced by Albert R. Broccoli, co-producer of the James Bond film series, and then later the story was adapted as a stage musical under the same name.

So if you want to enjoy a superb evening seeing a magical show filled with talented stars, pop the date into your diary now.

Tickets for the show will be on sale soon from the box office on 0844 871 7652 or online at www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes