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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG on Tour; New Stars Set for Run at The Bristol HippodromePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG on Tour; New Stars Set for Run at The Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse have announced thatCharlotte Wakefield in the role of Truly Scrumptious and Jos Vantyler in the role of the Childcatcher in the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The production will play The Bristol HippodromeWednesday 25th January - Saturday 4th February 2017. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

BWW Review: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, Birmingham Hippodrome, 7 September 2016BWW Review: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, Birmingham Hippodrome, 7 September 2016
by Emma Cann - Sep 9, 2016

One of the world's most famous cars has flown into the Birmingham Hippodrome this week, in the form of Ian Fleming's spectacular musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Based on the beloved film of the same name, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang sees struggling inventor Caractacus Potts swept away on an extraordinary adventure with his children, Jeremy and Jemima, and the beautiful Truly Scrumptious. (more...)

Charlotte Wakefield And Jos Vantyler Join The UK Tour Of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANGCharlotte Wakefield And Jos Vantyler Join The UK Tour Of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by Edward Baker - Aug 3, 2016

Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse are delighted to announce Charlotte Wakefield in the role of Truly Scrumptious and Jos Vantyler in the role of the Childcatcher in the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, when the production arrives in Edinburgh this October. The tour continues until 4 February 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Marlowe Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Marlowe Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

TICKETS are still available for the much-loved musical Chitty Chitty BangBang, which flies into Canterbury this summer.The show, at The Marlowe Theatre from Wednesday 24 August, stars Lee Mead(Casualty, Legally Blonde, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) asCaractacus Potts; Claire Sweeney (Brookside, Strictly Come Dancing, LooseWomen, Chicago, Guys And Dolls, Educating Rita, and Hairspray) as BaronessBomburst; Phill Jupitus (The Producers, Hairspray) as Lord Scrumptious/BaronBomburst; Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Miserables, War Of The Worlds) as TrulyScrumptious; Matt Gillett (Jersey Boys, Top Hat) as the Childcatcher; and AndyHockley (The Phantom Of The Opera) as Grandpa Potts. (more...)

Claire Sweeney to Appear in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at King's Theatre GlasgowClaire Sweeney to Appear in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Claire Sweeney will play the role of Baroness Bomburst in Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse's production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, from Wednesday 3 August 2016. The production is touring across the UK and Ireland until February 2017. Michelle Collins, who currently plays Baroness Bomburst, leaves the production on 30 July 2016. (more...)

Claire Sweeney Cast As Baroness Bomburst in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANGClaire Sweeney Cast As Baroness Bomburst in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by Marianka Swain - Apr 22, 2016

From August 3, Claire Sweeney will play the role of Baroness Bomburst in Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse's production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The production is touring across the UK and Ireland until February 2017. Michelle Collins, who currently plays Baroness Bomburst, leaves the production on July 30. (more...)

Matt Gillett To Play The Childcatcher In CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG UK TourMatt Gillett To Play The Childcatcher In CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG UK Tour
by Marianka Swain - Mar 23, 2016

Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse have announced that Matt Gillett will take the role of The Childcatcher in the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, which is touring across the UK and Ireland until February 2017. Matt was already a part of the ensemble when the producers discovered his talent for playing this iconic role. John Stalker, Executive Producer of Music & Lyrics, said: 'We are delighted to offer Matt this starring role having understudied the part of The Childcatcher since the beginning of the show in Leeds. Matt's performance will have everyone on the edge of their seats!' Martin Kemp, who currently plays The Childcatcher, leaves the production on April 24 and Matt will be taking over the role from May 4 in Milton Keynes. (more...)

Phill Jupitus to Star in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at King's Theatre GlasgowPhill Jupitus to Star in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

?Further casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. Phill Jupitus (The Producers, Hairspray), who currently plays the roles of Lord Scrumptious and Baron Bomburst, is set to return to the show from 24 August, coming to the King's Theatre Glasgow from Wednesday 19 until Saturday 29 October 2016. (more...)

Carrie Hope Fletcher, Shaun Williamson and More Join UK Tour of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANGCarrie Hope Fletcher, Shaun Williamson and More Join UK Tour of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Further casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour opened at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016. (more...)

Carrie Hope Fletcher and Shaun Williamson Join Touring Cast of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANGCarrie Hope Fletcher and Shaun Williamson Join Touring Cast of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by Marianka Swain - Mar 10, 2016

Further casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. From May 4 until 2 October 2, Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Miserables, War of the Worlds) will play Truly Scrumptious, and from May 4 until August 21, Shaun Williamson (The Railway Children, EastEnders) will play Lord Scrumptious/Baron Bomburst.Phill Jupitus (The Producers, Hairspray), who currently plays the roles of Lord Scrumptious and Baron Bomburst, returns to the show from August 24. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG UK Tour Opens at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton!Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG UK Tour Opens at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Music & Lyrics Limited andWest Yorkshire Playhousepresents the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour begins at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside the opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the UK and Ireland Tour of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANGPhoto Flash: First Look at the UK and Ireland Tour of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse presents the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour begins at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Manford, Martin Kemp and More in Rehearsals for CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG UK/Ireland TourPhoto Flash: First Look at Jason Manford, Martin Kemp and More in Rehearsals for CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG UK/Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour begins at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016. Check out a first look at the rehearsals below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jon Robyns, Amy Griffiths and More in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANGPhoto Flash: First Look at Jon Robyns, Amy Griffiths and More in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

West Yorkshire Playhouse and Music & Lyrics Limited presents the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, opening at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds on 2 December, with a national press night on Thursday 10 December, for a nine-week season finishing on 30 January 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

West Yorkshire Playhouse Sets Full CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG CastWest Yorkshire Playhouse Sets Full CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Casting has been announced for the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Music & Lyrics Limited production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, opening at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds on 2 December, with a national press night on Thursday 10 December, for a nine-week season finishing on 30 January 2016. (more...)

West Yorkshire Playhouse's CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Announces Full Cast, Including Jon RobynsWest Yorkshire Playhouse's CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Announces Full Cast, Including Jon Robyns
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Casting has been announced for the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Music & Lyrics Limited production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, opening at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds on2 December, with a national press night onThursday 10 December, for a nine-week season finishing on30 January 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Liam Tamne, Harriet Jones, Geronimo Rauch and the Cast of London's PHANTOM Celebrate 12,000 Performances!Photo Flash: Liam Tamne, Harriet Jones, Geronimo Rauch and the Cast of London's PHANTOM Celebrate 12,000 Performances!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Last night the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA celebrated 12,000 performances at Her Majesty's Theatre, London. (more...)

Sing For Us! THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA West End Celebrates 12,000 Performances In Group PhotoSing For Us! THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA West End Celebrates 12,000 Performances In Group Photo
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 11, 2015

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA marks a major milestone tonight! (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars from London's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Raise Thousands for MacMillanPhoto Flash: Stars from London's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Raise Thousands for MacMillan
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Company members from the West End production of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'The Phantom Of the Opera', have raised almost 12,000 for MacMillan Cancer Care by cycling more than 385km - in between shows - from central London all the way to the steps of the Paris Opera House (where the Phantom's story is set) in just 28 hours. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Announces Cast Changes - Liam Tamne, John Ellis, Alicia Beck and MoreTHE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Announces Cast Changes - Liam Tamne, John Ellis, Alicia Beck and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

There will be a number of key cast changes in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA" at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End. (more...)

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