Get your spoonful of sugar at the ready, as Mary Poppins is back in the West End. Flying back into the Prince Edward Theatre, step in time to musical theatre classics such as “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Let’s Go Fly a Kite”. Telling the story of magical nanny Mary Poppins and cockney charmer Bert, it’s a family-friendly show that’s practically perfect in every way.
Please note: Wednesday evening performances start at the earlier time of 7pm.
Zizi Strallen reprises her role as Mary Poppins, after performing the title role on the UK tour. She becomes the second Strallen sister to play Mary Poppins on the West End, after Scarlett Strallen. Strallen has recently played Young Phyllis in Follies at the National Theatre and Fran in the West End premiere of Strictly Ballroom at the Piccadilly Theatre.
Charlie Stemp plays Bert, previously playing Arthur Kipps in Half a Sixpence at the Noël Coward Theatre, where he was nominated for best actor in a musical at the 2017 Olivier Awards. More recently, he played the role of Barnaby Tucker in Hello Dolly! on Broadway.
Joseph Millson plays Mr. Banks, whose previous theatre credits include Apologia at Trafalgar Studios, Love Never Dies at the Adelphi Theatre and Mr Foote's Other Leg at Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Petula Clark returns to the West End for the first time in over two decades to play the Bird Woman.
The cast will also star Amy Griffiths, Claire Moore, Claire Machin, Barry James, Yves Adang, Lydia Bannister, Angeline Bell, Lydia Boulton, Matt Cox, Adam Davidson, Katie Deacon, Danielle Delys, Joshua Denyer, Stan Doughty, Glen Facey, Davide Fienauri, Ian Gareth-Jones, Mark Goldthorp, Joanna Gregory, Catherine Hannay, Jacqueline Hughes, Jason Kajdi, Sam Lathwood, Jordan Livesey, Ceili O’Connor, Malinda Parris, Alex Pinder, Ben Redfern, Rachel Spurrell, Lucie-Mae Sumner, Rhys West and Monique Young.
The role of Jane Banks is shared by Adelaide Barham, Imogen Bourn, Charlotte Breen, Ellie Kit Jones and Nuala Pebredy.
The role of Michael Banks is shared by Joseph Duffy, Samuel Newby, Gabriel Payne, Edward Walton and Fred Wilcox.
Set in Edwardian London, Mary Poppins arrives onto Cherry Tree Lane with a hand-written advertisement for a nanny from Jane and Michael Banks. Teaching moral lessons inside and outside of the house, the trio meet jolly jack-of-all-trades Bert.
The foursome have plenty of fun adventures, bringing their surroundings to life. But, when Mary leaves with hope the children can grow without her, life on Cherry Tree Lane changes. Wishing for Mary back won’t be easy, but Mary and her umbrella are a truly unforgettable pair that won’t be gone in a hurry.
‘You can park some of those worries at the door, and simply bask in the delightful uplift of this spit-spot production.' LondonTheatre.co.uk
'Stageful of sugar is a rapturous delight.' The Guardian
'The medicinal sugar-rush we all desperately need.' The Telegraph
Find out what the critics had to say about Mary Poppins here.
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MARY POPPINS is recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, we recommend MARY POPPINS for ages 7 and up. 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. 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.
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(5mins) Take Charing Cross Road until you reach the crossroads with Shaftesbury Avenue. Passing the Palace Theatre, take Langley Mow on the left and follow it on.