Jack's role at Bristol Hippodrome

PUBLISHED: 17:15 21 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:36 25 May 2010

A YOUNG Nailsea boy has appeared on Bristol s most famous stage as part of the cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

A YOUNG Nailsea boy has appeared on Bristol's most famous stage as part of the cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

The musical opened at the Bristol Hippodrome on January 13 with eight-year-old Jack Thomas playing the part of Toby.

Jack, a Tickenham Primary School pupil, auditioned for the show in November through the drama school Stagecoach, whose classes Jack goes to every week in Portishead.

Jack's mum Christine said: "Jack was told on the day of the audition that he had been given a part - he was so hugely excited.

"Since then he has been very laid back about the whole thing.

"He absolutely loved the first night of the show and didn't seem nervous at all.

"Me and his dad, Derek, are so proud of him."

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

As Toby, Jack is one of the Sewer Children who have been captured and imprisoned underground by the Child Catcher.

The show will be in Bristol until January 30.

For more details visit www.chittythemusical.co.uk

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