The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye has announced that Charlotte Wakefield is taking over as Truly Scrumptious from Carrie Hope Fletcher in the UK tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from 5th October in Edinburgh.
Wakefield recently played Hester Fletcher in the UK tour of The Herbal Bed: The Secret Life Of Shakespeare’s Daughter. She famously created the role of Wendla Bergman in the UK premiere of Spring Awakening at the Lyric Hammersmith. The show transferred to the West End’s Novello Theatre and Wakefield received an Olivier nomination.
Her subsequent theatre credits include: Sophie in Mamma Mia! (International Tour/West End), Maria in The Sound of Music (Open Air Theatre) for which she received her second Olivier nomination, Edith in Noel Coward's Christmas Spirits (St James Studio), Laurey in Oklahoma! (UK Tour) and Emma in Monsieur Popular (Theatre Royal Bath).
Jos Vantyler is also joining the cast as the Child Catcher.