Mary Poppins
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As an advisory to adults who might bring young people. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted into the theatre. All persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to the accompanying adult. They may not sit on their own within the auditorium. If children do have separate seats you could be refused entry. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS returns to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre from 23rd October 2019.

The magical story of the world's favourite Nanny is triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs. Starring Zizi Strallen, returning to play the title role following great acclaim on the recent sell-out international tour, and Charlie Stemp as Bert, who recently gave an award-winning performance as Arthur Kipps in Cameron Mackintosh's production of Half A Sixpence.

The stage production of MARY POPPINS is brilliantly adapted from the wonderful stories by PL Travers and the original film. It is co-created by Cameron Mackintosh and has a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes. With a timeless score by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman including the classic songs; Jolly Holiday, Step in Time, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Feed the Birds with new songs and additional music and lyrics, including Practically Perfect, by the Olivier award-winning British team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.


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PETULA CLARK AND JOSEPH MILLSON JOIN THE CAST OF MARY POPPINS (20 MARCH 2019)

Petula Clark and Joseph Millson play the Bird Woman and George Banks in the new production of Mary Poppins which returns to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre from 23 October 2019 to 29 March 2020. They join the previously announced Zizi Strallen in the title role and Charlie Stemp as Bert.

The original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman include the classic songs 'Jolly Holiday', 'Step in Time', 'Feed the Birds' and 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious'. New songs and additional music are by the Olivier award-winning British team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

Petula Clark became a star in the UK at nine years old singing for the troops stationed in England during World War II. Many years later she moved to France and soon became an European star recording in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. While still living in Paris, English songwriter Tony Hatch presented her with his new composition, 'Downtown', which became a worldwide hit and led to a string of top ten records, winning her two Grammy awards and making her an international star. She later met with Charlie Chaplin who penned one of her further major hits 'This Is My Song'.
She has performed in her own TV shows in the UK, the US and France and has starred in the iconic films Finian's Rainbow with Fred Astaire and Goodbye Mr. Chips with Peter O'Toole. She has been seen on stage in West End and on Broadway, and has just finished a triumphant US tour. During her extensive career spanning eight decades she sold over 70 million records.

Joseph Millson's extensive theatre credits include Apologia at Trafalgar Studios, The Rover for the Royal Shakespeare Company for which he won the Best Performance in a Play Award at the 2017 UK Theatre Awards, Mr Foote's Other Leg at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Macbeth at Shakespeare's Globe, Much Ado About Nothing, King John and the Spanish Golden Age Season for the RSC/West End, Rocket to the Moon, Pillars of the Community and Every Good Boy Deserves Favour for the National Theatre, Love Never Dies at the Adelphi Theatre and The Priory for the Royal Court Theatre. His more recent television work includes Catch 22, Grantchester, Ransom, Banished, 24 Live Another Day, as well as regular roles in The Last Kingdom, Campus, Holby City and The Sarah Jane Adventures. His film credits include Casino Royale, I Give It A Year, All The Devils Men, Dragonheart Vengeance, Angel Has Fallen, No Vacancies, Burning Men, Tango One, The Dead 2 and Devil's Bridge.

The stage production of Mary Poppins originally opened in the West End in December 2004, running for over 1,250 performances. During this time, the production won two Olivier Awards and an Evening Standard Award. Subsequently the Tony Award-winning Broadway production ran for over six years.

This new production of the show will be seen for the first time in London following record-breaking runs in Australia, North America, the UK and Ireland, New Zealand, Holland, Mexico, Austria, Switzerland, Dubai, Japan and Germany, where the production recently entered its second hit year in Hamburg. Mary Poppins is also the biggest hit musical ever in Italy where it is currently running in Milan, with several further new productions to open in Europe over the next three years.



MARY POPPINS RETURNS TO THE WEST END THIS OCTOBER; TICKETS NOW ON SALE (28 JANUARY 2019)

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Mary Poppins, the musical based on the stories of P. L. Travers and the original film, returns to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre after 15 years, beginning previews on 23 October 2019 with opening night on 13 November. There will be Family Night performances on Wednesdays with an earlier start at 7pm and reduced priced tickets.

Starring Zizi Strallen in the title role and Charlie Stemp as Bert, this internationally award-winning production has been praised by critics and audiences alike and seen by 12 million people worldwide. Further casting will be announced at a later date.

The stage production of Mary Poppins originally opened in the West End in December 2004, running for over 1,250 performances. During this time, the production won two Olivier Awards and an Evening Standard Award. Subsequently the Tony Award-winning Broadway production ran for over six years.

This new production of the show will be seen for the first time in London following record-breaking runs in Australia, North America, the UK and Ireland, New Zealand, Holland, Mexico, Austria, Switzerland, Dubai, Japan and Germany, where the production recently entered its second hit year in Hamburg. Mary Poppins is also the biggest hit musical ever in Italy where it is currently running in Milan.

At its heart Mary Poppins is a story about the importance of family, so with this in mind, this family show will hold Family Night performances on Wednesdays with an earlier start at 7pm and reduced priced tickets. Performances on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays will begin at 7.30pm with matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm. On Sundays performances will also be at 2.30pm.

Cameron Mackintosh said:
"I am very excited to be welcoming Pamela Travers' iconic nanny back to the Prince Edward Theatre later this year for audiences across all generations to enjoy. Since we originally presented the show, we have found even more magical ways to stage this timeless tale in this new production, and with the spectacular dancing talent of our two stars, I'm sure our audiences will find our new Mary Poppins practically perfect in every way."

The original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman include the timeless songs 'Jolly Holiday', 'Step in Time', 'Feed the Birds' and 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious'. New songs and additional music and lyrics are by the Olivier award-winning British team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. The book is by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes.

This production of Mary Poppins has direction by Richard Eyre, co-direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne and co-choreography by Stephen Mear.





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Type of production: Musical

Opened: 23 October 2019

Booking until: 29 March 2020

Running time: To Be Confirmed

Prices: £20.00 - £231.00

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