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FEATURED SHOW: A Spoonful of Sherman at Live at Zedel, ★★★★ reviews are in!

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Have you seen the great reviews for our Featured Show, Sherman Brothers tribute A Spoonful of Sherman? Stewart Nicholls’ production must finish its strictly limited season at renown cabaret venue Live at Zedel this Sunday 20 August 2017? A selection of some of our favourite review quotes – including from Mates Jonathan Baz and Caroline Hanks-Farmer – is gathered below…

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WATCH: Helena Blackman & Daniel Boys in rehearsal for A Spoonful of Sherman

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Helena Blackman and Daniel Boys star alongside Robert J Sherman in the London return of A Spoonful of Sherman, a magical evening of musical theatre cabaret celebrating a century of Sherman family song-writing. The new production runs for two weeks only at Live at Zedel from 7 to 20 August 2017.

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Bumblescratch: The challenges of writing sung-through musicals

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Robert J Sherman is a composer, lyricist and book writer who is proud to carry on the enduring legacy of his father and uncle, Robert B and Richard M Sherman, a.k.a The Sherman Brothers, whose childhood musical classics include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins (whose stage versions are both currently revived on tour). Robert J Sherman’s own credits include A Spoonful of Sherman and Love Birds. And, with his latest show, BUMBLESCRATCH, he tackles something that even together his father and uncle never did: the sung-through musical.

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NEWS: Charlotte Wakefield takes over as Truly in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tour

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Charlotte Wakefield and Jos Vantyler will join the cast of the UK tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from October 2016. Wakefield will be playing the role of Truly Scrumptious and Vantyler takes the role of Childcatcher in the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical, which continues to tour with dates until 4 February 2017.

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CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG – Touring

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There’s an aura of timeless quality that pervades the touring production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, currently in its second week at Wimbledon. Ian Fleming’s wonderfully imaginative tale, so quintessentially English, married to the universal appeal of the Sherman Brothers’ songs has made for a 20th century fairy tale that ranks alongside the classics.

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CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG – Touring

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This cast launching the tour has had some changes since leaving the Yorkshire Playhouse where the show was resident over Christmas. I believe they have had just three performances together and whilst there were a couple of times that this showed, along with slight technical issues with “Chitty” neither detracted from the enjoyment of the show.

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PHOTOS: Jason Manford & cast rehearse for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tour

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Pictures from the rehearsal room just released…. Casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour begins at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016.

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NEWS: Jason Manford & Lee Mead play Potts in 2016 Chitty tour

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Casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour begins at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016. Caractacus Potts will be played by Jason Manford (The Producers, Sweeney Todd) from 10 February until 24 April, and he will return to the show from 5 October 2016. Lee Mead (Casualty, Legally Blonde, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) will play Caractacus Potts from 4 May until 18 September 2016.

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NEWS: Jon Robyns leads Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, full cast announced

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Casting has been announced for the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Music & Lyrics Limited production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, opening at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds on 2 December, with a national press night on Thursday 10 December, for a nine-week season finishing on 30 January 2016. Jon Robyns (Memphis, Spamalot, Avenue Q) will play Caractacus …