The world’s favourite Nanny will return to the Prince Edward Theatre as Disney and Cameron Mackintosh announce a London revival of hit musical Mary Poppins.
The production will star Zizi Strallen, who returns to play the title role following great acclaim on the recent sell-out international tour, and Charlie Stemp as Bert, who last year gave an award-winning performance as Arthur Kipps in Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Half A Sixpence and recently made his Broadway debut in Hello, Dolly!.
The much-loved Olivier and Tony Award® production originally opened in the West End in December 2004, running for three years and over 1,250 performances at the Prince Edward Theatre, with the Broadway production running for over six years.
Based on the wonderful stories by PL Travers and the beloved Walt Disney film, the musical is brought to the stage by a world class creative team including director Richard Eyre, with co-direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, co-choreography by Stephen Mear and set and costume designs by Bob Crowley.
Mary Poppins features a book by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes and a wonderful new score by Stiles and Drewe, complementing the Sherman Brothers’ classic songs Jolly Holiday, Step in Time, Feed the Birds and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
Disney’s new film Mary Poppins starring Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda as Mary and Burt will open in cinemas in December 2018 with tickets for the new stage production going on-sale in January 2019.
Mary Poppins will open in October 2019 at the Prince Edward Theatre, London.