Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tour cast announced

Date Posted: 16/10/2015

Jason Manford will play the role of Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the classic musical by the Sherman Brothers, from next February.

The 2016 to 2017 tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang begins at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10th February and will see comedian Manford play the character of Caractacus Potts until 24th April. He will then return to the role at the start of October in Edinburgh.

Lee Mead, of Legally Blonde The Musical and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, will play Caractacus Potts from 4th May until 18th September 2016 at venues including Nottingham Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal, Newcastle and Wales Millennium Centre.

Former EastEnders actor, Martin Kemp, comedian Phill Jupitus and former EastEnders and Coronation Street actress Michelle Collins have also been cast.

The Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production will open with a previously announced cast at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds on 2nd December for a nine-week season prior to the start of the tour.

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