Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s multi-award-winning musical MARY POPPINS has returned to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre.
The magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny is triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with incredible choreography, dazzling effects and unforgettable songs. Starring 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 recently gave an award-winning performance as Arthur Kipps in Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Half A Sixpence.
The stage production of MARY POPPINS is brilliantly adapted from the wonderful stories by PL Travers and the original film. It is co-created by Cameron Mackintosh and has a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes. With a timeless score by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman including the classic songs; Jolly Holiday, Step in Time, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Feed the Birds with new songs and additional music and lyrics, including Practically Perfect, by the Olivier award-winning British team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
Please note: Wednesday evening performances start at the earlier time of 7pm.
★★★★★ ‘RAPTUROUSLY PLEASURABLE’ The Guardian
★★★★★ ‘PRACTICALLY PERFECT IN EVERY WAY’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★ ‘HUGELY UPLIFTING AND CHEERFUL – A BLOCKBUSTER REVIVAL’ Evening Standard
Mary Pippins Reviews
Perhaps this reviewer doth protest too much, and thus deprives himself of the opportunity to claim this film is practically perfect in every way. But it very nearly is, and fans of adorable Disney films will find that it is very much business as usual. An imaginative and spirited movie. Review by Chris Omaweng.
Musically the show is very successful, with a live 12 piece orchestra in the pit that one could actually see, as well as MD Graham Hurman. The orchestrations(William David Brohn) are very imaginative – showing a lightness of touch that Robert Russell Bennett would have been proud of.
In short, if you want a totally escapist evening at the theatre, with or without children in tow, you can do no better than Mary Poppins! Review by John Groves.
Prince Edward Theatre
Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 4HS
Monday – 7.30pm
Wednesday – 7.00pm
Thursday – 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Friday – 7.30pm
Saturday – 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday – 2.30pm
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