News: West End production of Mary Poppins returns from 7 August

April 28, 2021
News: West End production of Mary Poppins returns from 7 August

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Mary Poppins is set to fly back into the West End this summer, resuming performances at the Prince Edward Theatre from 7 August.

The Olivier Award-winning production returns after a year of shutdown, led by critically acclaimed stars Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and Charlie Stemp as Bert, who both reprise their roles from last year.

Mary Poppins is the magical story of everyone’s favourite Nanny, who arrives on Cherry Tree Lane. It has been triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs. The stage version of the musical, brilliantly adapted from the wonderful stories by PL Travers and the original beloved Walt Disney film, continues to be a smash hit around the world since its opening in London 16 years ago.

With full casting to be announced soon, Mary Poppins features original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, including classic songs “Jolly Holiday”, “Step in Time”, “Feed the Birds” and, of course, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”.

New songs and additional music are by the Olivier Award-winning British team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Book is by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes and this production is co-created by Cameron Mackintosh.  The producer for Disney Theatrical Productions is Thomas Schumacher.

This production of Mary Poppins has orchestrations by William David Brohn with dance and vocal arrangements by George Stiles. It has a new sound design by Paul Gatehouse and new lighting by Hugh Vanstone and Natasha Katz. Co-choreography is by Stephen Mear. The reimagined set and costume designs are by Bob Crowley. Co-direction and choreography is by Matthew Bourne and direction by Richard Eyre.

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