The Sherman brothers and Cameron Macintosh fuse P. L. Travers’ book and the Disney film for a gloriously chim-chim-cheery musical. Mary Poppins is the super nanny who descends to help the dysfunctional Banks family. With a spoonful of sugar and a touch of magic, she and sidekick Bert whisk the children away on jolly holidays and magical adventures. Join them with tickets to see Mary Poppins and her bag full of tricks live on stage.
The multi award-winning production features dazzling choreography to match an incredible score. Favourite tracks from the film like ‘Step in Time’, ‘Feed the Birds’ and ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ are delightfully played out on stage. But there’s also plenty of new music from George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, such as the charming ‘Practically Perfect’.
The musical differs slightly from the beloved Julie Andrews movie, with some characters taking on deeper roles. The talented cast have brilliantly brought depth to the likes of George Banks and introduced new characters. Cameron Macintosh and Oscar-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey Creator, Julian Fellowes, have reworked the story for the show. It’s fresh and funny but still as enchanting as the classic Mary Poppins we know and love.
Mary Poppins first opened in the West End in 2004, with direction by Richard Eyre and choreography by Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear. It’s the first Disney musical to premiere in the UK, scooping up two Olivier Awards as it opened. The show is now a firm favourite worldwide, particularly on Broadway where it ran for over six years. After travelling across the globe and playing before 11 million people, Mary Poppins the musical returns home to London, so make sure to get your tickets soon!