When Peter and Andy first suggested to me they had located an old Austin 7 that they felt could be converted into a Chitty Car I was naturally excited. Then they sent me the photos ( see first few photos ) and I was perhaps understandably a little sceptical, especially as we wouldn’t get the car until we reached the Theatre?
Ive learnt ever since Peter told me in his first show “Singing in the rain” his ideas about how he planed to do the famous rain scene, that’s its best to trust and go along with it and that him and Andy will find a way to make it work.
By the time I arrived at the Theatre on Wednesday around lunch time, Andrew and my husband had already transformed the car and by tech that evening we had a car that was looking great and that that 4 people could sit in.
Im sure you will agree the restoration team did an incredible job and Peter Mann who owned the car hardly recognised it when he came to the show on opening night.
Well done all such a transformation that added to the magic of the show and that every child in the cast loved and will always remember.