Olivier nominee Adam Garcia, recently seen as Julian Marsh in the Curve and Sadler’s Wells production of 42nd Street, will star as Caractacus Potts in a new production of the family-friendly musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
The production will open April 30, 2024, at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton before embarking on a U.K. tour with dates currently scheduled through October 20. For the current touring itinerary, visit ChittyonTour.com.
Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
This new production will be directed by Thom Southerland (Titanic) with choreography by Karen Bruce (BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing), set and costume design by Morgan Large, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Gareth Tucker, musical supervision by George Dyer, and casting by Debbie O’Brien.
Based on Ian Fleming’s story that was later made into the famed 1968 film, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, music by special arrangement with Sony/ATV Publishing, and a stage adaptation by Jeremy Sams. Based on the MGM motion picture, the licensed script is adapted by Ray Roderick.
The musical follows absent-minded inventor Caractacus Potts, who restores a broken-down racing car with the help of his children. Soon the family discover the car has magical powers, and along with the delectable Truly Scrumptious, they end up on a fantastical adventure to far-off lands.
Directed by Adrian Noble, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang played Broadway's Hilton Theatre March 2005-December 2005. The production was nominated for five Tony Awards.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is presented by permission of Music Theatre International.