Tim Lawson and Adelaide Festival Centre Present CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG; Opens April 30

Tim Lawson and Adelaide Festival Centre Present CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG; Opens April 30

Adelaide audiences are in for a truly magical family treat and the ultimate in theatrical entertainment as the most fantasmagorical stage musical in the history of everything CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG soars into Adelaide for a strictly limited season from 30 April in the Festival Theatre.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 9am Wednesday 12 December BASS 131 246 www.bass.net.au.

Ticket prices range from $65.50 to $350.

After nearly four magical years enchanting audiences at the London Palladium, one year on Broadway and a record breaking UK tour, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is finally on Australian stages. Having been nominated for three Olivier Awards in London's West End including ‘Best Musical', and winning ‘Best Musical' in the 2003 Variety Awards, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG then went on to break every record at the London Palladium, achieving over £70million in box office revenue. The show boasts the longest running show in the history of the theatre, beating Cameron Mackintosh's production of Oliver! and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. On Broadway, the show was nominated for five Tony Awards and ran for over a year.

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG features sensational sets, action packed adventure mixed in with stunning special effects. This story of the magical flying car has at its heart two fundamental desires...the desire to protect one's children and the desire to fly, all told through a magical journey. It is a story of love and adventure, of good and evil and above all, family. The show boasts one of the biggest casts ever assembled for an Australian musical.

Playing the role of Caractacus Potts is one of Australia's best-known singers and recording artists, tenor David Hobson; he superbly brings to life the character of the eccentric, brilliant English inventor. The role of the famous candy maker's daughter Truly Scrumptious is played by one of Australia's most in-demand performers in musical theatre and television, award-winning Rachael Beck.

The role of the tyrannical ruler of Vulgaria and lover of toys Baron Bomburst is played by ALAN BROUGH – best known for his role on the much-loved ABC music game show Spicks & Specks. Veteran of the Australian stage, actress and singer JENNIFER VULETIC plays the head of the Vulgarian parliament and hater of children Baroness Bomburst. Charismatic stalwart of Australia's theatre scene Peter Carroll plays Grandpa Potts. One of Australia's best-loved comedy stars, GEORGE KAPINIARIS plays one of the Vulgarian spies opposite Todd Goddard and versatile and accomplished performer Tyler Coppin is the evil Child Catcher.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang recently opened in Sydney to rave reviews and audiences:

"9/10...bursting with colour, optimism and humour, and it boasts some of the finest stage talents in town...the car is the star and it doesn't disappoint. Its flying sequences are a marvel of stage magic." Sun Herald

"David Hobson and Rachael Beck, as the inventor Caractacus Potts and feisty maiden Truly Scrumptious, are the heart and soul of the musical. Both sing beautifully while the craziness of Ian Fleming's story unfolds around them. Huge fun" Sun Herald

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