Comedian Phill Jupitus and West End stars Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Gillett join the star studded cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang which flies into Birmingham this September.
Further casting has been announced for the new Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang which flies onto the Birmingham Hippodrome stage from 7-18 September 2016.
Fresh from her role as Éponine in Les Misérables, Carrie Hope Fletcher will play Truly Scrumptious. Carrie Hope has also starred in Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds where she played the role of Beth.
Comedian Phill Jupitus will play the roles of Baron Bomburst and Lord Scrumptious. Phil was a Team Captain on popular BBC2 music quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks, from 1996 and has also starred in a number of shows including The Producers and Hairspray.
Matt Gillett, takes over the role of the Childcatcher from Martin Kemp, a role which he has understudied since the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tour began. Matt has previously appeared in Top Hat in London’s West End, and the UK & Ireland tour of Jersey Boys.
They join previously announced stars Lee Mead, who will play Caratacus Potts, Michelle Collins who will play Baroness Bombhurst, and Andy Hockley who will play Grandpa Potts.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will feature sensational sets, stunning special effects and, of course, the memorable score by the Sherman Brothers, which includes such classics as Truly Scrumptious, Toot Sweets, Hushabye Mountain and the Oscar-nominated title song Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will run at Birmingham Hippodrome from Wednesday 7 September – Sunday 18 September 2016. Performance times vary: 1pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 5pm, 7.30pm.
Tickets from £23.50. Book at birminghamhippodrome.com or call 0844 338 5000. 5% transaction charge applies (excl. cash sales in person) with postage from £1. 0844 calls cost 4.5p per minute plus phone company’s access charge. Prices and discounting subject to change.
Assisted performances: captioned Tue 13 Sep, 7.30 pm; sign-language Wed 14 Sep, 7.30pm; audio-described Sun 11 Sep, 1pm.