Ticket sales open on Monday

The wait is almost over with tickets for the Cowra Musical and Dramatic Society’s (M&D) production of the hit show Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on sale at the Cowra Civic Centre box office from Monday September 10.

Some of the young cast at rehearsal together with Simon Cato, who plays the lead role of Caractacus Potts and Chris Larkin, who plays the Toymaker.

Some of the young cast at rehearsal together with Simon Cato, who plays the lead role of Caractacus Potts and Chris Larkin, who plays the Toymaker.

Based on the much loved children’s book by James Bond author Ian Fleming and made famous by the 1968 film starring Dick Van Dyke, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tells the story of eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts, who transforms a wrecked racing car into a magical flying machine for his children Jeremy and Jemima. Their adventures combined with some of the most memorable songs ever written for the stage are sure to make Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Cowra’s theatrical hit of 2018.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the M&D’s first musical since 2015’s highly successful production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and producer Lawrance Ryan, who also plays the part of Grandpa Potts is sure that it will be a hit with local audiences.

“We have been rehearsing since April, and the cast and crew can’t wait to bring this much-loved story to the Cowra stage for the first time,” Lawrance said.

The part of Caractacus Potts will be played by Simon Cato, who first appeared with the M&D in last year’s production of The Vicar of Dibley. Simon will be joined on stage by M&D newcomer McKenzie Tarrant as Truly Scrumptious, Phil Curtis at Lord Scrumptious, Carl Erle and Kerrie Bailey as Baron and Baroness Bomburst, Chris Larkin as the Toymaker and Jenny Thompson as the villainous Child Catcher. The role of Jeremy will be shared by Braydon Curtis and Riley Pearse. Phillipa Richmond and Niamh Webster will share the part of Jemima in alternate performances. The show is being directed by Robyn Ryan, who also directed The Wizard of Oz.

There will be eight performances of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The show opens on Saturday 15 September with a matinee at 1pm, followed by an evening show at 7pm. Further performances are scheduled for Sunday. September 16 – 2pm, Wednesday, September 19 – 7pm, Friday, September 21 - 8pm, Saturday, September 22 – 1pm and 7pm, and Sunday, September 23 – 2pm.

Ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 concession and $15 for students under 16. A special family ticket is available at a cost of $65 for two adults and two children under 16.

Tickets can be purchased from the Cowra Civic Centre box office between 10am and 2pm on weekdays from Monday September 10. They will also be available at the Civic Centre, from one hour before the start of each performance. Tickets can also be pre-booked by text to 0497 388 827 and collected at the box office before the show.

Don’t miss out! Book early and secure your tickets to Cowra most phantasmagorial show.