MUCH-loved musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, has flew into Birmingham this month and promises not to disappoint audiences.

The childhood favourite features sensational sets, stunning special effects and, of course, the memorable score by the Sherman Brothers, which includes classics as Truly Scrumptious, Toot Sweets, Hushabye Mountain and, the title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

The beloved tale revolves around an adventurous inventor and his endeavours to restore an old racing car – that just so happens to fly. Caractacus Potts (played by Lee Mead) is swept away on an exciting, but dangerous adventure with his children, Jeremy and Jemima, and the beautiful Truly Scrumptious (played by Carrie Hope Fletcher).

Probably most famous for his role in Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Lee Mead takes on the role of the loveable inventor, which was played Dick Van Dyke in the 1968 film of the same name. He is extremely likeable in the role and we knew he could sing, but his dancing in favourite Me ‘Ol Bamboo, is also rather impressive.

Playing Truly Scrumptious, the heroine of the musical, is Carrie Hope Fletcher. Fresh from playing Eponine in the West End production of Les Miserables, she is a stellar choice for the role of Truly and will be a star of theatre shows for years to come.

And, still, at the age of 24, the sinister Child Catcher, played by Matt Gillett, can still strike fear and send a shiver down your spine.

The musical also stars Phil Jupitus as Baron Bomburst and Lord Scrumptious, and Claire Sweeney as Baroness Bombhurst – her samba is certainly something to look out for.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will run at Birmingham Hippodrome until Sunday, September 18, so catch it before it flies off again. A real treat for all the family.