Charlotte Wakefield and Jos Vantyler will join the cast of the UK tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from October it has been announced today.
From October, Charlotte Wakefield will be playing the role of Truly Scrumptious and Jos Vantyler in the role of Childcatcher in the much loved Sherman Brothers musical, which continues to tour.
They join the previously announced Jason Manford (The Producers, Sweeney Todd) as Caractacus Pott, Phill Jupitus (The Producers, Hairspray) as Lord Scrumptious and Baron Bomburst, Claire Sweeney (Hairspray, Chicago, Guys and Dolls) as Baroness Bomburst and Andy Hockley (The Phantom of the Opera) as Grandpa Potts.
This classic musical 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. It includes songs such as ‘Toot Sweets’ and ‘Hushabye Mountain’ as well as the classic theme song ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’.
Directed by West Yorkshire Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining, the production features choreography by Stephen Mear, set and costume design by Simon Higlett, lighting design by Tim Mitchell, sound design by Ben Harrison and video design is by Simon Wainwright.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is currently touring until the 4th February 2017. It will visit the New Victoria Theatre in Woking from the 9th to the 19th November. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.chittythemusical.co.uk/