A LAVISH production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - which was due to fly into the Alhambra next week - has been re-scheduled because of damage to the car.

A statement on Bradford Theatres Facebook page said: "Following severe damage to the intricate Chitty car mechanism, the producers of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang have been forced to make the unavoidable and incredibly difficult decision to reschedule the week of performances planned for the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford from next week to the week Tuesday 17 - Sunday 22 September 2024 to allow for the essential repairs to continue.

"They apologise for the huge disappointment and inconvenience this will undoubtedly cause.

"All existing bookings will be automatically moved to the corresponding performance that week, into the same seats as previously booked. We are working hard to notify our customers."

The spectacular flying car is a showstopping highlight of the production. Due at the Alhambra from July 9-14, the hit musical stars West End favourite Adam Garcia as Caractacus Potts, EastEnders star Charlie Brooks as the Childcatcher and former Emmerdale actor Liam Fox as Grandpa Potts.

Based on Ian Fleming’s novel for children, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the story of 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 discovers that the car has magical powers, and along with Grandpa Potts and Truly Scrumptious, they embark on a fantastical adventure to far off lands.

* For enquiries, call Bradford Theatres Box Office on (01274) 432000.