Pretty Chitty

Pretty Chitty

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Things I knew about Chitty Chitty Bang Bang:

  1. Based on the book by Ian Fleming.
  2. The film starred Dick Van Dyke.
  3. Thanks to Carrie Hope Fletcher, I know the music is written by the Sherman Brother.

 

Things I did not know about Chitty Chitty Bang Bang:

  1. The screenplay for the film was written by Ken Hughes and one Mr Roald Dahl.
  2. Lionel Jeffries played Dick Van Dyke’s father, despite the fact that Dick Van Dyke is actually six months older than Jeffries.
  3. In an interview with Rosie O’Donnell, Sally Ann Howes reported that despite the difficulty of the choreography of the song “Doll on a Music Box”, she was able to film it in one take.

 

Things I know after watching the touring production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang:

  1. Jason Manford can sing.
  2. Martin Kemp is still working.
  3. The tour started in my local theatre Cliffs Pavilion in Southend on Sea!

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