***Please note that performances of Mary Poppins have been suspended in response to government advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). This page will be updated with new dates once confirmed***
Practically perfect in every way, the fabulous stage show Mary Poppins returns to the West End, following a box office-smashing UK tour. Zizi Strallen returns as the eponymous nanny, with Charlie Stemp as lovable chimney sweep Bert. Full of classic songs, magical turns and unforgettable characters, this is a heart-stealing delight of a musical. Catch it at Prince Edward Theatre from October 2019.
The production originally opened back in December 2004 and enjoyed a successful three-year run, accruing over 1,250 performances. After playing London and Broadway, it was revised and went on to be staged around the world to sell-out houses.
Director Richard Eyre leads the creative team. A CH and CBE decorated director, his most notable theatre productions include Hamlet, Richard III, King Lear and The Night of the Iguana. Co-direction and choreography are courtesy of Matthew Bourne, who has earned an OBE for his 30 years of service to choreography and direction. Co-choreographer Stephen Mear has a Laurence Olivier Award for best Theatre Choreographer to his name. Set and costume designs are the work of Bob Crowley, while lighting design is courtesy of Natasha Katz. Sound design is by Paul Gatehouse and orchestrations are by William David Brohn.
The show has a book Julian Fellowes, the creator of Downton Abbey, and the soundtrack includes the classic songs by the Sherman Brothers, "Step in Time", "Feed the Birds" and, of course, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious".
Zizi Strallen most recently starred in Strictly Ballroom at the Piccadilly Theatre and her many other credits include Follies at the National Theatre. She played Mary Poppins in the UK tour of the show too, which broke box office records. Charlie Stemp is perhaps best known for starring as Arthur Kipps in the musical Half a Sixpence. His other credits include Hello, Dolly! on Broadway and Mamma Mia! on tour.
Further casting includes Petula Clark as the Bird Woman, and Joseph Millson as Mr Banks.
Get ready for the sweet nostalgia of Mary Poppins’ best songs and get lost in the magical story that has been charming audiences for decades.
Child Friendly?Mary Poppins is suitable for families, recommended for ages 7+. Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted into the theatre. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied and sat next to the accompanying adult. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
Strobe lighting will be used at moments in the show.