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Home / Latest News / Pontypridd actor Andy Hockley is heading back to South Wales in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Pontypridd actor Andy Hockley is heading back to South Wales in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Pontypridd-born West End actor Andy Hockley will return to South Wales this summer to appear in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Wales Millennium Centre in August.

The Welshman will appear alongside Lee Mead and Claire Sweeney in the much-loved musical when it lands in Cardiff from Wednesday, August 3, to Sunday, August 21.

Andy, who has starred in the stage version of The Phantom Of The Opera, will play Grandpa Potts in the Sherman Brothers’ musical which is adapted from Ian Fleming’s classic story. He’ll share the stage with EastEnders and West End actor Shaun Williamson.

Andy Hockley

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang includes music and lyrics by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman, who were also responsible for Mary Poppins, The Slipper and the Rose, The Aristocats and The Jungle Book.

The musical includes stunning sets and special effects and a memorable score by the Sherman Brothers, which includes such standards as Truly Scrumptious, Toot Sweets, Hushabye Mountain and the Oscar-nominated title song Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

The Sherman Brothers have won two Academy Awards with a further nine nominations, two Grammy Awards and they have received 21 gold and platinum albums.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang cast including Andy Hockley (third left)

The film made from Fleming’s classic story has been adapted for the stage by Jeremy Sams, based on the MGM Motion Picture Licensed Script adapted by Ray Roderick.

This new production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is directed by West Yorkshire Playhouse artistic director James Brining, with new choreography by Stephen Mear. There is a live orchestra with musical supervision by Stephen Ridley.

Set and costume design is by Simon Higlett, lighting design is by Tim Mitchell, sound design is by Ben Harrison and video design is by Simon Wainwright.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang comes to Wales Millennium Centre from August 3 to 21 as part of a UK tour. Ticket prices range from £18 to £55. For more information and to book tickets visit www.wmc.org.uk or call 029 2063 6464. Age guidance 5+ (No under 2s).

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