Last night I was lucky enough to watch the Music & Lyrics & West Yorkshire Playhouse production of Ian Fleming’s book ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ (1964). I received the tickets as a gift for my 19th birthday and I was so excited to see the show, especially as my favourite actress was performing!
From start to finish, the show boasted an infectious happiness that immersed the entire theatre. Having watched the film regularly as a child, seeing the famous story brought to life in front of my eyes was an absolutely phenomenal and magical experience. The production stayed true to the film and the majority of the book (as all good productions should!) which was commendable.
The protagonists were played by Lee Mead (Caractacus Potts) and Carrie Hope Fletcher (Truly Scruptious), along with Matt Gillett as the infamous Child-Catcher. All performances were outstanding – singing, acting and dancing out the magical story we all know so well. Fletcher’s performance of ‘Doll on a Music Box’ was particularly wonderful, as well as Mead’s rendition of Hushabye Moutain.
All in all, I would recommend this show to anyone. Whether you’re nine or 90, you will undoubtedly enjoy this sensational masterpiece.
PS – Scott Paige is too fab for words