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Preview: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Darlington Hippodrome

Darlington Operatic Society presents
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Darlington Hippodrome
Wednesday 24th October to Saturday 3rd November 2018

Tickets on Sale From Wednesday 18th April 2018.

A local community theatre company are to present a new production of one of the world’s favourite musicals, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Darlington Operatic Society (DarlingtonOS) is to present the show at Darlington Hippodrome from Wednesday 24th October to Saturday 3rd November 2018 to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of the film version of the classic musical.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has music and lyrics by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman, who were also responsible for Mary PoppinsThe Slipper and the RoseThe Aristocats and The Jungle Book. The Sherman Brothers have won two Academy Awards with a further nine nominations, two Grammy Awards and they have received 21 gold and platinum albums.

This new production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be directed by Joanne Hand who will also create the choreography, with musical direction by Steven Hood.
Joanne said, “Directing such an iconic show is a great opportunity, a thrilling challenge for any director. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a brilliant adventure story, filled with classic songs and scenes that hold so many memories for so many people. I cannot wait to bring the show to Darlington audiences.”

The new production will have sensational sets and stunning special effects and, of course, the memorable score by the Sherman Brothers, which includes such standards as Truly ScrumptiousToot SweetsHushabye Mountain, Me Old Bamboo and the Oscar-nominated title song Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Julian Cound, Chairman of DarlingtonOS said “We are honoured to be bringing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to Darlington Hippodrome and into the lives of thousands of theatregoers. We are one of a select number of theatre companies across the UK to be offered this rare opportunity. Our production will enthral lovers of the iconic and beloved film and introduce Chitty to new audiences yet to discover her in the metal so to speak. This is going to be a truly scrumptious production and once again we are delighted to present another theatre first here in Darlington.”

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang runs at Darlington Hippodrome from Wednesday 24 October to Saturday 3 November, 2018. Tickets will go on sale for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Wednesday 18th April. We are expecting a 100% sell out so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets will only be available from our ticket hotline 01325 244659 or online

Tickets for the company’s current show – Priscilla Queen of the Desert, which runs at Darlington Hippodrome from April 18 to 28 are on sale now, visit or call the ticket hotline 01325 244659.

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