Photo essay: Musical hit arrives in Leeds with a bang bang!

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It is one of the world’s favourite musicals and has delighted children of all ages for decades. And now Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is enchanting audiences in Leeds.

The musical’s two-month run at the West Yorkshire Playhouse started on December 2 after a sell-out run in the West End in London.

PIC: Tony Johnson

PIC: Tony Johnson

With an eccentric inventor, a villain determined to banish children, the evil child catcher, the adorable Truly Scrumptious, and of course a flying car, Chitty has escapism in spades.

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Last month, a fantasmagorical car pulled up outside the theatre before embarking on a tour of Leeds as part of a promotional event.

For each of the show’s main numbers, choreographer Stephen Mear has used a different dance style, so as well as tap, there is also samba, ballet and the odd surprise.

PIC: Tony Johnson

PIC: Tony Johnson

For more information visit www.wyp.org.uk

PIC: Tony Johnson

PIC: Tony Johnson

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