Widely knows as the largest and most complex prop in modern theatre, Chitty is massive challenge for any group to create. VOS volunteers banded together around our resident genius Robb Howells with help from Scott Berry to create a magnificent car for use onstage, complete with wings!
VOS Theatre is also renting our complete set of COSTUMES & PROPS, including all of the inventions, such as the breakfast machine, the haircutting machine, & the sweets machine. All have working parts and actually do the job! The hair cutting machine will remove a wig to reveal a bald head. The breakfast machine does crank out toast! Other pieces include Truly’s motorbike, the Baron’s car, the Child Catcher’s cart, and the magnificent Music Box which operates with ease and seamlessly rotates Truly while she sings.
See below for production and rehearsal photos from the November 2015 production.
The central character in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is Caractacus Potts – and he is an inventor. Several of his inventions appear in the stage production. Here are some of the concept drawings from Director Joel Varty, as well as the finished products as the appeared in our production facilities and finally onstage as Victoria Hall.
The Breakfast Machine
The Hair Cutting Machine
The Baron’s Car
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Last night Chitty was revealed for the very first time. Designed by Robb Howells and created by the team of Howells and Scott Berry, she’s the largest prop ever to grace the stage at Victoria Hall, a beautiful creation and VOS THEATRE’s Opening Night audience were thrilled.
Audiences cheered and sang along before they jumped to their feet as the show drew to a close.
Don’t miss your chance to watch this talented cast bring Chitty to life. Call the box office today.