Elaine C Smith will play Childcatcher at His Majesty’s Theatre

Elaine C Smith will star in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at HMT in June

ELAINE C Smith will play the role of The Childcatcher in the new production of the most
fantasmagorical musical of all time, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at His Majesty’s Theatre,
Aberdeen from June 11-15.

Elaine will join Olivier-nominee Adam Garcia as Caractacus Potts, Emmerdale star Liam Fox
as Grandpa Potts, Ellie Nunn as Truly Scrumptious, Martin Callaghan as Baron/Sid, Jenny
Gayner as Baroness/Violet, Adam Stafford as Boris, Michael Joseph as Goran and John
Macaulay as The Toymaker.

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Aberdeen Performing Arts Director of Programming and Creative Projects, Ben Torrie, said:
“Elaine is a firm favourite with our audiences here in Aberdeen and never fails to add her own
inimitable style to each role she performs on the HMT stage. We can’t wait to see her do what
she does best in this amazing show.”

Elaine C. Smith is one of Scotland’s best known performers. For over 30 years she has
worked extensively in radio, television, film and theatre. She is perhaps best known for her
portrayal of Mary Doll, wife of Rab in the six series of the iconic BBC comedy production Rab
C Nesbitt which started out as a sketch in Naked Video. Elaine also had leading roles in City
Lights and 2000 Acres of Skye.

She is one of the few women in the UK to consistently headline in major pantomimes
completing eight years at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen and has just finished her 13th
year at the Glasgow Kings for which she won an award as Best Fairy in the British Pantomime
Awards in London in 2018.

Elaine started out touring in political theatre with 7.84 Theatre CO
and then Wildcat but also with Borderline, the Lyceum Theatre, The Tron and also includes
being the original Dolly in The Steamie and in her own company’s production of Shirley
Valentine. Elaine was Cora in the original UK tour and West End run of Calendar Girls
followed by her portrayal of Susan Boyle in the UK musical tour of I Dreamed a Dream which
she co-wrote with Alan McHugh. She has recorded three series of her own award winning
STV series Burds Eye View and last year appeared again as the outrageous Christine in the
seventh series of the hit BBC sitcom Two Doors Down for which she won a Scottish BAFTA
for Best Actress in 2018.

Based on Ian Fleming’s timeless story for children and later made into the famous 1968 film,
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang features the unforgettable songs by the Sherman Brothers including
Toot Sweets, Hushabye Mountain, Truly Scrumptious and the Academy Award-nominated
title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. This new production will be directed by Thom Southerland
(Titanic, Parade) and choreographed by Karen Bruce (BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, The

Tickets are on sale now, and advance booking is recommended, available from
www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, phone (01224) 641122 or visit the box office at His
Majesty’s Theatre or the Music Hall.

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