It’s one of the best-known family-friendly movies in history, and now everyone’s favourite flying car is coming to Dundee.
Thomson-Leng Musical Society is putting on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Whitehall Theatre from October 17-19.
Committee member Louise Middleton said: “The car is amazing. It’s 16ft long – it is huge.
“It does fly and it lifts up and tilts.
“I haven’t seen it in action but I have been told that it is really impressive.
“Having seen the one at Dundee Transport Museum, we are all quite excited to see how it actually works.”
The group is one of a small number to have been granted the licence to put on the show this year.
Louise will be taking on the role of Truly Scrumptious, while the role of Caractacus Potts will be played by Tom Richmond.
She said: “It was such a great opportunity because the movie was so iconic. It’s the 50th anniversary of the film this year as well. We are over the moon to get it. It was too good an opportunity to turn down.”
Louise added that a big stage crew is needed as the show has several large pieces of set.
The youth group has just finished performing Les Miserables, but 22 youngsters will still be taking part in this production, playing the part of the sewer children as well as lead characters Jeremy and Jemima Potts.
Louise said: “The kids are desperate to get back to rehearsals because they have just had such a blast these last few months.
“It’s going to be fun. We’ve had a really busy year with three shows in three months.”
The adult cast of 30 has been rehearsing over the summer months.
Louise says it feels like the show has a Dundee connection as Heather Ripley, who played Jemima Potts in the 1968 movie, grew up in the city, and Dundee Transport Museum houses one of the replica cars.
Performances at the Whitehall will begin at 7.30pm each day, with an extra matinee on Friday October 19, at 2.30pm.
To book tickets visit the Dundee Box Office.