Chloe lands role

Chloe Walker is appearing in the ensemble of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Picture: Emma Reeves d408002
Chloe Walker is appearing in the ensemble of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Picture: Emma Reeves d408002

Among them is Mindarie Primary School pupil Chloe Walker (10), who has been dancing since she was two and loves being in her first professional show.

About 300 hopefuls auditioned for producers on the first weekend in June, where they had to sing, dance and perform a small section from the production.

From this, they worked out which to cast in the ensemble and potential leads for the child leads of Jeremy and Jemima.

‘We needed to find the correct ‘look’ as these children are iconic characters and we remain faithful to the creators,’ associate producer Adrian Storey said.

‘All the children were terrific and we took great care to encourage them and explain that auditioning is part of every performer’s life.

‘And we take great care to help all the children take something away from their experience with us,’ he said. ‘After all, they are our future.’

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is showing at Crown Theatre Perth until October 6.