News: Charlie Brooks To Play ‘The Childcatcher’ In Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

April 4, 2024
News: Charlie Brooks To Play ‘The Childcatcher’ In Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Charlie Brooks, famous for her role of Janine in BBC’s Eastenders, will join the UK tour cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as the role of ‘The Childcatcher’. She joins the previously announced Adam Garcia as ‘Caractacus Potts’, Liam Fox as ‘Grandpa Potts’ and Ellie Nunn as ‘Truly Scrumptious’.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang opens at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton on Tueday 30th April 2024, before embarking on a UK tour. Elaine C. Smith will play the role of The Childcatcher in Edinburg, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Inverness.

The cast also includes Martin Callaghan as Baron, Jenny Gayner as Baroness, Adam Stafford as Boris, Michael Joseph as Goran and John Macaulay as The Toymaker, as well as Charlie Bishop, Ruaraidh Blackwood, Hadrian Delacey, Belle Kizzy Green, Tia Gyngell, Kirsty Ingram, Bibi Jay, Isabella Mason, Joe Press, Theo UK Rose, Molly Rees Howe, Callum Train and Luke Woollaston.

The roles of Jeremy and Jemima Potts will be shared by Gracie Cochrane, Ayrton English, Isla Ithier, Isabella Manning, Charlie McGuire, Jasmine Nyenya, Roshan Thomson and Louis Wilkins.

Charlie Brooks is a seasoned actor with a long list of credits to her name. Charlie is well known for playing the iconic role of Janine in BBC’s Eastenders, for which she won several British Soap awards. Her other TV credits include BBC’s Bleak House, ITV’s Wired and Channel 5’s Lie With Me. Her stage credits include playing the role of Ursula in the National Theatre’s West End run of The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Charlie’s other theatre credits include leading roles in All in a Row at the Southwark Playhouse, Monogamy at the Park Theatre, Beautiful Thing at the Arts Theatre (West End) and Balance Dubois in A Streetcar Names Desire at Curve Leicester.

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