Four young Queensland performers are set to live every child’s dream when they take a ride in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the magical and mischievous flying car.
After being selected from more than 300 auditionees Jayden McGinlay, 8 years, from Pacific Pines, Campbell MacCorquodale, 11 years, from Kenmore Hills, Sophie Moman, 10 years, from Daisy Hill and Emma Cobb, 9 years, from Mackay will take on the coveted roles of Jeremy and Jemima Potts in the Queensland production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Along with these four successful children another 32 local boys and girls have secured roles as the sewer children; those who live in the sewers underneath the dastardly Baron Bomburst’s castle, to escape from the evil Child Catcher.
Director Roger Hodgman, who sits in on all of the children’s auditions, believes the children who have been cast in the QPAC production are some of the best he has seen so far.
“We were delighted with the talent of the children who auditioned for the Brisbane season of Chitty. It was hard to choose between so many great performers, but we think we’ve got fabulous Jeremy’s and Jemima’s and a terrific children’s ensemble. We’re all looking forward to them joining the cast,”Mr Hodgman says.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, after enchanting audiences of all ages across Australia, will arrive in Brisbane for the final leg of it’s journey in November. Telling the story of the magical flying car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the family musical centers around eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts, his two children Jemima and Jeremy, Truly Scrumptious and Grandpa Potts. Who are all trying to outwit the dastardly Baron Bomburst and the evil Child Catcher.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be presented at QPAC for a limited 5 week season, from 19 November to 22 December 2013, tickets are on sale now via www.qpac.com.au or 136 246.