|Performance Dates: August 2019|
Sound Ideas Theatre Company in collaboration with Echo Youth Theatre put on their biggest show to date in August 2019. With a cast of 25 adults and 36 children, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was a truly fantasmagorical musical production.
One of the world’s favourite musicals, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang had our audiences flying high with its mixture of madness, intrigue and exuberance and featured the classic songs Toot Sweets, Me Ole Bamboo and Hushabye Mountain. The loveable but whacky inventor, Potts, along with his two children Jeremy and Jemima, the gorgeous Truly Scrumptious and of course, Chitty the flying car, take a trip to Vulgaria to outwit the bombastic Baron Bomburst who wants to steal Chitty. The Baron decreed that all children be banished from his kingdom, a rule enforced by the Childcatcher, but Chitty saves the day and Vulgaria’s children are reunited with their parents and they all lived happily ever after!
We cast two teams of children to perform in the 8 shows and the cast included not only the Jeremys and Jemimas, but also two teams of 16 children who were locked in the dungeon under the Baron’s castle. Our 36 children were all under 13 years old and for many of them it was their first experience in a full-scale production, so we are grateful to Sound Ideas for giving our members this great opportunity.