Charlotte Wakefield is taking over as Truly Scrumptious from Carrie Hope Fletcher (who leaves on 2nd October) on the UK tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from 5th October in Edinburgh.
Wakefield recently played Hester Fletcher in the UK tour of The Herbal Bed: The Secret Life Of Shakespeare’s Daughter and created the role of Wendla Bergman in the UK premiere of Spring Awakening at the Lyric Hammersmith.Oher theatre credits include Sophie in Mamma Mia! (International Tour/West End), Maria in The Sound of Music (Open Air Theatre), Edith in Noel Coward's Christmas Spirits (St James Studio), Laurey in Oklahoma! (UK Tour) and Emma in Monsieur Popular (Theatre Royal Bath).
Jos Vantyler is also joining the cast as the Child Catcher on the same date taking over the role from Matt Gillett. Michelle Collins who is playing Baroness Bombhurt leaves the show tomorrow with Claire Sweeney taking over the role from Monday.