Experience the magic of this iconic car
We are delighted to welcome the original prop car from the 2005 Broadway Musical Production to the ArcelorMittal Orbit this spring, for visitors to take a peek at a little film and theatre history. This model featured in every performance of the New York run alongside leads actors Raúl Esparza (Potts) and Erin Dilly (Truly Scrumptious). The Broadway show, advertised as “the most fantasmagorical stage musical in the history of everything!” was itself a transfer of West End production, which made its world debut at the London Palladium in 2002.
The prop car of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a finely detailed and faithful replica of the car from the beloved film. While the film used as many as six car models for the numerous racing, flying, and hovercraft stunts, this prop car had to perform all these roles in the same show – quite some feat!
The Broadway musical was nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Scenic Design and Lighting Design, for which Chitty Chitty Bang Bang would have been a major factor.
All ticket-holders* have the opportunity to see the car, on-site to celebrate the launch of Broadway’s smash-hit show, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding playing here at the ArcelorMittal Orbit from April.
* Slide tickets, Skyline Views tickets and Tony n’ Tina show tickets purchased all include the opportunity to visit the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car, on display in the inner courtyard. Book your tickets HERE.