About the musical
Called the most fantasmagorical stage musical of all time, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang dropped on the Australian stage in 2012. It has since left audience members of all ages mesmerized with its extraordinary sets and brilliant special effects. But now, the Australian production is closing its curtains for good.
Thrilling audiences around the world, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has been recognized with many high profile stage award nominations and for songs that have become standards. These include Truly Scrumptious, The Bombie Samba, Them Three and, of course, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
The stage book is based on the classic 1968 family film of the same name and has a, to say the least, curious history. That film is based on the novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, written by Ian Fleming. It starred Dick Van Dyke, the award winning legendary television and film actor, who also starred in another family friendly classic, Mary Poppins. Fleming is, of course, the creator of the most famous spy in the world, James Bond. And the film was subsequently produced by Albert R. Broccoli, who had been intimately involved with the 007 films until 1996. Even now, his family remains deeply involved in all the Bond films.