Jason Manford And Martin Kemp Chat About Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Jason Manford and Martin Kemp are coming to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre to perform in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and we were lucky enough to catch up with them for a chat about the production.
They're coming to the theatre at the end of February for the popular musical.
Jason plays Caractacus Potts while Martin will play the role of the evil Childcatcher. Also joining them for the production will be Phill Jupitus as Lord Scrumptious/Baron Bomburst and Michelle Collins as Baroness Bomburst.
Speaking about the show, Martin told us, "It's an amazing looking show. Jason is doing an amazing job as Caractacus. It's a real spectacle. When you buy a ticket for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, it delivers on all fronts."
Jason added, "It's very impressive. It delivers what you expect. People will be coming along with their kids, and as a parent, I think you come away with something for yourself too. It's got that nostalgia side of it, it's got the spectacle and you've got the joy of your children enjoying something that you once enjoyed in film form."
He continued, "It's got amazing choreography, with probably the best choreographer in the business. What's been great about this show is that it's quite easy to just make the car the star."
Jason spoke about the main focus of the storyline saying, "It's obviously named after the car, the title song is about the car and it's amazing when the car flies but what I love most about this production is that they've really made it a show about a family, a broken family, a family who are missing a mother, who need something to fill that void. The car becomes that, so it feels like a warmer story."
Martin is due to play the evil Childcatcher in the production and he says he's going to add his own personal touch to the well-known character: "You put your own bend on it. I'm slightly heavier than him so I'm going to do it in my own way. You take the bits of yourself and you take bits of other stuff that you've done."
We cannot wait for it to come to Dublin.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang comes to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from February 24th to March 13th. Tickets are on sale now.