New Truly And Childcatcher As Chitty Lands in Edinburgh

Charlotte Wakefield will join the UK tour cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as Truly Scrumptious.
Charlotte Wakefield

Music and Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse, producers of the UK National tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, have announced new casting for the roles of Truly Scrumptious and The Childcatcher when the show arrives in Edinburgh this October.

Charlotte Wakefield is to play the role of Truly Scrumptious. Charlotte made her West End debut at 18 playing Wendla Bergman in Spring Awakening. Charlotte played Maria in The Sound Of Music at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre to critical acclaim, and played Laurey in the 2015 UK Tour of Oklahoma, and Sophie in the the West End and International Tour productions of Mamma Mia!.

Jos Vantyler to play The Childcatcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang UK Tour
Jos Vantyler

Jos Vantyler will also join the cast as the Childcatcher. Jos’s theatre credits include Dead On Her Feet (Arcola, Critic’s Choice Award Best New Actor In A Play), Oswald in King Lear (Northern Broadsides, directed by Jonathan Miller) Tom Sawyer in Huck (Southwark Playhouse), A View From The Bridge (Tower Theatre, New York, Awarded Best Newcomer, 2005 NYC START Awards), and Oswald in Ghosts (Lincoln Centre, New York).

Charlotte and Jos join the cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on 5 October 2016. The previously announced casting for the production includes Jason Manford as Caractacus, Phil Jupitus as Lord Scrumptious and Baron Bombhurst, Claire Sweeney as Baroness Bombhurst and Andy Hockley as Grandpa Potts.

Ewen Cummins plays The Toymaker/Mr Coggins, with Sam Harrison as Boris and Scott Paige as Goran, and Kathryn Barnes, Rosanna Bates, Alex Louize Bird, Abigail Climer, Jade Davies, Ewan Gillies, Joanna Goodwin, Nathan Vaughan Harris, Christopher D Hunt, Paul Iveson, Nia Jermin, Kelsie-Rae Marshall, Mollie Melia-Redgrave, Perry O’Dea, Matt Overfield, Ross Russell, Craig Turner and Robert Wilkes.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has music and lyrics by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman, whose writing credits include The Slipper And The Rose, Mary Poppins, The Aristocrats and The Jungle Book. The Sherman Brothers were the recipients of 21 gold and platinum albums, two Grammy Awards, and two Academy Awards.

The UK Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang runs until 4 February 2017.


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