Things I knew about Chitty Chitty Bang Bang:
- Based on the book by Ian Fleming.
- The film starred Dick Van Dyke.
- 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:
- The screenplay for the film was written by Ken Hughes and one Mr Roald Dahl.
- Lionel Jeffries played Dick Van Dyke’s father, despite the fact that Dick Van Dyke is actually six months older than Jeffries.
- 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:
- Jason Manford can sing.
- Martin Kemp is still working.
- The tour started in my local theatre Cliffs Pavilion in Southend on Sea!