Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Marlowe Theatre Company

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TICKETS are still available for the much-loved musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 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) as Caractacus Potts; Claire Sweeney (Brookside, Strictly Come Dancing, Loose Women, Chicago, Guys And Dolls, Educating Rita, and Hairspray) as Baroness Bomburst; Phill Jupitus (The Producers, Hairspray) as Lord Scrumptious/Baron Bomburst; Carrie Hope Fletcher (LES MISERABLES, War Of The Worlds) as TrulyScrumptious; Matt Gillett (Jersey Boys, Top Hat) as the Childcatcher; and Andy Hockley (The Phantom Of The Opera) as Grandpa Potts.

This new production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, from Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse, has sensational sets, stunning special effects and a memorable score by The Sherman Brothers, including Truly Scrumptious, Toot Sweets, Hushabye Mountain, and the Oscar-nominated title song.

The Sherman Brothers were also responsible for Mary Poppins, The Slipper and the Rose, The Aristocats and The Jungle Book. They have won two Academy Awards with a further nine nominations, two Grammy Awards and they have received 21 gold and platinum albums.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is at The Marlowe Theatre from Wednesday 24 August to Saturday 3 September (various performance times). Tickets, priced from £26 to £49.50 (concessions available; booking fee applies), are from the Box Office on 01227 787787, or marlowetheatre.com.

The show will be audio described (for blind and partially-sighted customers), captioned (for Dead and hard-of- hearing customers) and signed (for Deaf customers who use British Sign Language). Full details from the Box Office or the website.

Check out production photos below:

Photo credit: Alastair Muir

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Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Marlowe Theatre Company
Andy Hockey

Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Marlowe Theatre Company
Carrie Hope Fletcher

Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Marlowe Theatre Company
Lee Mead & Carrie Hope Fletcher

Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Marlowe Theatre Company
Lee Mead

Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Marlowe Theatre Company
Lee Mead

Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Marlowe Theatre Company
Cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Marlowe Theatre Company
Cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Marlowe Theatre Company
Matt Gillett

Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Marlowe Theatre Company
Matt Gillett

Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Marlowe Theatre Company
Matt Gillett

Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Marlowe Theatre Company
Sam Harrison & Scott Paige

Photo Flash: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Marlowe Theatre Company
Cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang



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