Disney and Cameron Mackintosh announce additional dates for the UK and Ireland tour of Mary Poppins.
In addition to the previously announced dates, Mary Poppins will also play the Alhambra Theatre Bradford and Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff. Full tour schedule below.
Starring Zizi Strallen as ‘Mary Poppins’ and Matt Lee as ‘Bert’, Mary Poppins opened at Leicester Curve earlier this month to sell out business and standing ovations.
Zizi Strallen most recently starred as ‘Lana’ in Matthew Bourne’s “The Car Man”. Her previous West End credits include: Cats, Merrily We Roll Along, Rock of Ages, Dirty Dancing, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella at Sadler’s Wells.
Matt Lee, one of Australia’s premier “song and dance men”, played the role of Bert in Mary Poppins in the hugely successful Australian production of the show, his portrayal winning him the prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Actor in a Musical. His other theatre credits in Australia include Miss Saigon, The Witches of Eastwick, Rent, Grease and The Boy from Oz. Matt was also a permanent member of the judging panel for Australia’s So You Think You Can Dance.
The magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny arriving on Cherry Tree Lane has been adapted from the wonderful stories by PL Travers and the beloved Walt Disney film. The stage production of Mary Poppins is co-created by Cameron Mackintosh and has a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter and “Downton Abbey” creator, Julian Fellowes. It has a score by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman including the songs Jolly Holiday, Step in Time, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Feed the Birds with new songs and additional music and lyrics by the Olivier award-winning British team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
The creative team is led by stage and film director Richard Eyre. Co-direction and Choreography is by Matthew Bourne, with Co-choreography by Stephen Mear. Set and Costume Design is by Bob Crowley with Lighting Design by Natasha Katz, Sound Design by Paul Groothuis and Orchestrations by William David Brohn.
UK and Ireland tour dates
29 October 2015 –28 November 2015, Bristol Hippodrome
3 December 2015 – 9 January 2016, Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin
20 January 2016 – 5 March 2016, Palace Theatre, Manchester
Wednesday 9 March – Saturday 23 April 2016, Birmingham Hippodrome –
Wednesday 27 April – Saturday 21 May 2016, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
25 May 2016 – 19 June 2016, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
29 June 2016 – 30 July 2016, Theatre Royal, Norwich
3 August 2016 – 3 September 2016, Theatre Royal, Plymouth
8 September 2016 – 29 October 2016, Theatre Royal, Newcastle
2 November 2016 – 10 December 2016, Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
14 December 2016 – 14 January 2017, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff