Friday, 24 April 2015

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to launch new UK Tour

It has been confirmed that Stephen Mear will choreograph a new production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with direction from James Brining and design by Simon Higlett.

The new production will premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse on 10th December 2015 (previews from 2nd December) where it runs until 30th January 2015. The show will then transfer to the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton from 10th February 2016 to launch a UK Tour. Further dates and casting will be announced shortly

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has music and lyrics by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman, who were also responsible for Mary Poppins, The Slipper and the Rose, The Aristocats and The Jungle Book. The Sherman Brothers have won two Academy Awards with a further nine nominations, two Grammy Awards and they have received 21 gold and platinum albums.

James Brining said: "Directing such an iconic show is a great opportunity, a thrilling challenge for any director. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a brilliant adventure story, filled with classic songs and scenes that hold so many memories for so many people. I cannot wait to bring the show not only to Leeds but also to audiences across the UK and Ireland."

Mear recently choreographed Gypsy and City of Angels to tremendous critical acclaim. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang  premiered in the West End in 2002. 

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