Zizi Strallen in Mary Poppins London Show

‘Mary Poppins’ to open in London this August

Mary Poppins flies into London’s West End this Summer – resuming performances at the Prince Edward Theatre on 7 August 2021. Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular big budget musical will be led by Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp, who reprise their roles as Mary Poppins and affable chimney sweep Bert.

Mary Poppins is based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the original Walt Disney film. The magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny arriving on Cherry Tree Lane is triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs. It first premiered in the West End 16 years ago. The show won Best Musical Revival at the 2020 Whatsonstage Awards and Best Set Design and Best Theatre Choreography at the 2020 Olivier Awards.

Charlie Stemp in Mary Poppins London Show
<strong>Charlie Stemp as Bert and Company in Mary Poppins Photograph Johan Persson<strong>

Cameron Mackintosh said: “The last year has been unbelievably hard for everyone but particularly so for the Theatre profession. I am therefore thrilled to announce that the world’s most beloved Nanny is now able to return to give us a Supercalifragilistic time from 7 August – now that the Prime Minister has told us that we are on track to reopen “cautiously but irreversibly” this summer.

He added “Even if foreign travel is still a big question mark, Mary Poppins is the one Jolly Holiday you can book with certainty this summer! A huge welcome back to the theatre to my wonderful artists and our brilliantly supportive audiences.

Thomas Schumacher, President and Producer Disney Theatrical Productions, said: “Theatre is a foundational human need that has roared back following every interruption for thousands of years. My friend Cameron Mackintosh and I believe that has never been truer than now. And that there is no better re-entry to theatre than Mary Poppins, a tale about the healing power of enchantment and a family made whole. What better time than now to spend an evening at 17 Cherry Tree Lane?

Following a year of government mandated shutdown, plans for reopening the show are in accordance with the Government’s latest directives and therefore subject to change. Producers hope to obtain Government back contingency insurance to protect against further unscheduled closures.

Full casting for the production is to be revealed.

Mary Poppins is booking from 7 August 2021 until 13 February 2022 at the Prince Edward Theatre, London.

Tickets for Mary Poppins are now on sale.

Watch the trailer below

📷 Main photo: Zizi Strallen in Mary Poppins London production. - Photograph Johan Persson

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