Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

PUBLISHED: 12:58 07 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:32 25 May 2010

A TRULY thrilling family classic for those who seek adventure, comedy, great songs and most of all fun, is about to hit Bristol.

A TRULY thrilling family classic for those who seek adventure, comedy, great songs and most of all fun, is returning to a nearby stage.

After four magical years at the London Palladium and three sensational years touring large scale venues all over the UK, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is back and returning to The Bristol Hippodrome from January 13 - 30.

This classic 60's musical box office smash hit has been re-vamped, updated and technologically advanced.

Directed by Adrian Noble this feel good firm favourite will be a sure fire way to beat the blues this year.

With a cast and crew of more than 100, including 10 dogs, sensational sets, a full orchestra and stunning special effects this action-packed adventure will not disappoint.

The story of the magical car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts, and his two children Jemima and Jeremy alongside Truly Scrumptious and Grandpa Potts, all try and outwit the dastardly Baron and the evil Child Catcher.

The show was nominated for three Olivier Awards, winning best musical at the 2002 Variety Awards, nominated for five Tony Awards on Broadway, and holds the Guinness World Record for the most expensive stage prop.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is guaranteed to be a wonderful experience for the whole family to enjoy.

Strictly limited seasons in each venue means that fans are advised to book tickets early.

Tickets cost from £16.50 - £38.50 and concessions are available.

For more details visit www.chittythemusical.co.uk

* The Weston and Somerset Mercury has teamed up with the Bristol Hippodrome to offer readers the chance to win three family tickets to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at 7.30pm on January 21.

To enter the competition, simply answer the following question: What is the name of the eccentric inventor?

Send your answer on a postcard, along with your name, address and telephone number to: Competition, Weston & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW, by 12noon on Monday or click below.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor's decision is final.

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