Get ready for the ride of your life, Melbourne!
Tim Lawson of TML Enterprises confirmed with AussieTheatre that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be heading to Her Majesty’s Theatre in 2013.
After it’s Australian Premiere season at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney from November 16, the production will head south to Melbourne from January 30.
Lawson, who resides in Melbourne is thrilled to be bringing this magical tale (based on the 1968 MGM film of the same name) to Melbourne audiences.
“It’s especially nice for me to announce shows in my home town and at the wonderful Her Majesty’s Theatre”, Lawson told AussieTheatre today.
“The response and excitement from people across all demographics has been overwhelming. Chitty seems to have a place in everyone’s heart.”
Directed by Roder Hodgman (Grey Gardens) and Musically Directed by Peter Casey (Annie), the production features music and lyrics from the renowned Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins) and will be brought to life by an all Australian cast, which will be announced in July.
“I’m particularly pleased that Roger Hodgman is at the helm of our production and I couldn’t be happier with the casting that will be announced at the end of next month”, said Lawson.
The car, ”Old Chitty”, used in the British production holds the Guinness World Record as the most expensive prop in the history of British Theatre.
With strong ticket sales in Sydney, Lawson is confident that the Melbourne advance sales will be equally as strong.
“We’ve been on sale for a few weeks in sydney and the advance is exceptional, so I am sure Melbourne will embrace it with the same fervor.”
Tickets will be available for the Melbourne season from Monday 25 June.
Book Sydney tickets via Ticketmaster.