Saturday, February 2, 2008

Third Revival for Mirvish in 2008-2009

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2008) will be flying in from across the pond for the 2008-2009 Mirvish Productions season.

This stage adaptation - the first ever of the Ian Fleming novel - is based on a book by Jeremy Sams, with music and lyrics by Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman.

Adrian Noble directed the premiere production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2002) in London, England, which consisted of over 60 cast members and 10 dogs. Nobel will be directing a considerably smaller company in Hamlet (2008) this season at Stratford.

After three years at the London Palladium, Chitty Chitty (2005, tour) traveled Britain and spent a year on Broadway before landing in Singapore late last year.

The famous car itself even made it into the Guiness World Record books as the most expensive prop in the history of British theatre; it weighs 1.5 tonnes and actually flies!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2008) will open at the Canon Theatre in Toronto this November.

Previously announced in the 2008-2009 Mirvish season are The Boys in the Photograph (2008) and The Sound of Music (2008), the latter of which begins in October at the Princess of Wales Theatre.

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