Actors Jimmy Berkenpas and Kirsten Durand try out the magical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang created by drag-race car builder John Tebak for presentation at Theatre in the Country every weekend in June.

Actors Jimmy Berkenpas and Kirsten Durand try out the magical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang created by drag-race car builder John Tebak for presentation at Theatre in the Country every weekend in June.

Theatre in the Country offers dinner and a magic flying car

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, featuring number of Langley performers on stage each weekend until the end of June

It will be magic when a “spectaculous” flying car takes to the stage as Theatre in the Country presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang every weekend in June.

Featuring five actors from Langley — including Maddie and Paul Beckett, Nicole Bencze, Brittany Grant, and Anna Towle — the rollicking musical tells the story of children who fall in love with a junkyard car and beg their father to restore it rather than have it fall into the hands of a selfish villain.

Theatre in the Country is believed to be the only ongoing dinner theatre group in the Lower Mainland.  It has taken over the former Whonnock elementary school on 272 Street and 100 Avenue, half way between downtown Mission and downtown Maple Ridge.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was written by spy-novel master Ian Fleming while he was convalescing from a heart attack.  A three-book series was published two months after he died, in 1964. In 2002 was adapted for the stage.

Shows are on weekends throughout June. Times vary by date. To partake in the roast beef buffet, see a magical show with dozens of live special effects and enjoy live theatre in a country setting, call 604-259-9737 or go to theatreinthecountry.com.