Most expensive prop from a theatre show
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
750000 UK pound(s) sterling
United Kingdom (London)
For the musical stage version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which opened on 16 April 2002 at the London Palladium, London, UK, the magical flying car of the title cost an estimated £750,000 (US$1.07 million) to make. The complete set including the flying car was designed by the award winning set designer Anthony Ward (UK). At a cost of £6.2 million (US$8.9 million) to stage, the show is the most expensive in British history - beating the previous record by set by Cats. (£6 million)