Following a successful run of Little Shop of Horrors last November, Leatherhead Opera Society have been busy preparing for their next musical production, and it’s a big one!
The title character in this show holds the record for the most expensive stage prop ever, and with “Chitty Hire” on board, this production certainly won’t disappoint. This November, LOS proudly present a dazzling production of the beloved musical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” at the Epsom Playhouse. This amateur production is set to captivate the hearts of audiences young and old with its enchanting story, memorable tunes, and the sheer excitement of live theatre.
The musical, with a book by Jeremy Sans and music by Richard and Robert Sherman, is based on the classic 1968 film, which follows the adventures of the eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts (played in this production by Joe Black) as he rebuilds a magical car and sets off on a whirlwind journey with his children Jeremy and Jemima. They are joined along the way by Truly Scrumptious (played by Charlotte Fisher) and together they must outwit the villainous Baron & Baroness, as well as the evil Child-catcher – prepare to experience heart warming moments, daring escapades, and the power of imagination throughout!
The Leatherhead Operatic Society’s cast and crew have been hard at work for the last few months under the watchful eye of director John Harries-Rees, and are perfecting this production with their talent, dedication and passion, which is sure to shine through in every performance. With musical direction from Sam Fisher, and choreography by Louise E. Wilson, this production features a talented ensemble of local actors, singers and dancers, all coming together to create a show that promises to be a ‘fantasmagorical’ treat for the whole family.
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” boasts a memorable score, with songs including “Truly Scrumptious,” “Hushabye Mountain,” and of course, the hugely popular “Me Ol’ Bamboo”. Audiences can expect top-notch musical performances that will have them humming the tunes long ager the show has finished!
This production is a must-see for all ages, and the Epsom Playhouse is the perfect venue to bring this timeless tale to life. Don’t miss this chance to experience the magic of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” with your friends and family. Tickets are on sale now and selling fast, so make sure to secure your seats early!
Dates: November 21st – 25th, 2023
Venue: Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5AL
Tickets can be purchased from www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01372 742555.
The Leatherhead Operatic Society started way back in 1904, and since then have staged hundreds of musicals old and new, including Beauty and the Beast, Hairspray, South Pacific, Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, Camelot, Guys and Dolls, Oliver, Fiddler on the Roof etc.
Image – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in the Epsom Market Square