THE ISLAND Savoyards have made a truly scrumptious announcement about their Autumn 2019 show.

The musical theatre company is flying Chitty Chitty Bang Bang into Shanklin Theatre next October.

The show is bound to be popular for all ages and has recently enjoyed success in the West End and on a UK tour.

It is a fantastic opportunity for The Island Savoyards, as less than a third of the 300 applications made in the UK for the show this year were granted.

It follows the company's recent successes with Made in Dagenham and the sell-out Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The company is currently in rehearsals for A Christmas Carol, which will be staged in November.

Their Easter musical will be the popular classic My Fair Lady, and their summer show will be disco/gospel musical Sister Act.