OLIVIER-nominee Adam Garcia will star at Caractacus Potts in a new production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

The most fantasmagorical musical of all time is coming to Venue Cymru between August 13 and August 18 2024. Further casting is to be revealed soon.

Garcia, an Australian stage, television, and film actor who played Kevin O'Donnell in movie Coyote Ugly, recently received rave reviews as Julian Marsh in Curve and Sadler’s Wells hit production of 42nd Street.

His musical theatre credits include Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever and Bill Calhoun in Kiss Me, Kate, for which he received Olivier Award nominations for both roles. His other theatre credits include Fiyero in Wicked, The Artilleryman in The War of the Worlds and Damien Karras in The Exorcist.

His other film credits include Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile and Murder on the Orient Express, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, and Riding in Cars with Boys.

North Wales Pioneer: Australian stage, television, and film actor Adam Garcia will lead the castAustralian stage, television, and film actor Adam Garcia will lead the cast (Image: Submitted by Venue Cymru)
Garcia appeared as a finalist in the UK series of The Masked Dancer, finishing in second place.

Based on Ian Fleming’s timeless story for children and later made into the famous 1968 film, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang features the unforgettable songs by the Sherman Brothers including Toot Sweets, Hushabye Mountain, Truly Scrumptious and the Academy Award-nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

The new production will be directed by Thom Southerland (Titanic, Parade), choreographed by Karen Bruce (BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, The Bodyguard) with Set and Costume design by Morgan Large (Newsies, Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat), Lighting design by Ben Cracknell, Sound design by Gareth Tucker, Musical Supervision by George Dyer (The Wizard of Oz, Annie, Billy Elliot) and casting by Debbie O’Brien.


Audiences will meet absent-minded inventor Caractacus Potts who restores a broken-down old racing car with the help of his children Jemima and Jeremy. Soon the family discover the car has magical powers, and along with the delectable Truly Scrumptious, the family end up on a hilarious fantastical adventure to far off lands.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, music by Special Arrangement with Sony/ATV Publishing and is Adapted for the Stage by Jeremy Sams. Based on the MGM Motion Picture the Licensed Script is adapted by Ray Roderick. It was Originally produced by Eon Productions, Dana Broccoli, Frederick Zollo, Nicholas Paleologos, Jeffrey Sine, Miriam Productions and Michael Rose at The London Palladium.

The production is presented by permission of Music Theatre International.