Really glad to be back at the Millenium Centre here in Cardiff for two more performances of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It’s Saturday 20th August 2016 and with only three more shows to go until it’s run in Cardiff ends. Chitty moves on to another city, to wow audiences there,as it has done here. A fabulous feel good show that’s fit for all the family. I categorically love it, just wish it was here a lot longer, but you can’t have everything you want in life, that would be too easy.
Today’s action begins with the matinee performance, and as usual, runs like clockwork. I have to say each show is amazingly similar to the others I’ve seen, everyone in the right place at the right time, so slick in its production with sets and props, leaving nothing or no one hanging around waiting for cues etc. For me this is the sign of a great show, with everyone working in unison and harmony, to provide the audience with the best show that could possibly be given at any performance, on any given day. Works for me every time.
Again I have to say I’m so impressed with Carrie Hope Fletcher, her voice is so good, it’s a privilege to hear her sing time after time, she is amazing. I know I keep saying this, but it’s one of the main reasons I keep coming back to watch. Along with the brilliant Lee Mead, who’s voice is also amazing and probably the best I’ve heard playing Potts.
I can’t credit the whole cast enough, every person, from the Children to the Ensemble and all the main cast not to mention the Orchestra are just superb. It’s so special for me to come here and watch show after show, still laugh and cry in the same spots during each and every performance. I must be getting sentimental in my old age, I’d probably cry at Peppa Pig,knowing me.
I must admit to now being hooked on the theatre, my whole week revolves around visiting on weekends and whenever I can,to watch brilliantly executed shows. I have yet to see a bad show, and probably in my lifetime, never will, as I seem to love everything I see.
So to the evening performance and yet another fantastic show, so many fabulous scenes, everyone of them is just brilliant to watch, and so magical, giving the audience something to marvel at, every time. So it’s home now but back for the last show tomorrow.