Get your spoonful of sugar at the ready, as Mary Poppins returns to the West End in 2019. 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.
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 returns to the West End after playing Arthur Kipps in the recent revival of 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 will play the role of 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 will return 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.
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.
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You can book from 18-Aug-2019 to 29-Mar-2020.
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