There’s something universally adored about the feel-good story of the Banks family in Mary Poppins, so it’s no surprise that the musical is once again gracing the West End.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 17 November 2019) including Ian Foster’s delight at the arrival of Mary Poppins to its original West End home.
Mary Poppins is as supercalifragilisticexpialidocious as one can hope, a riot of good cheer, fun, excellent signing and some quite breathtaking stagecraft.
Richard Eyre’s production of the musical Mary Poppins has flown back into the West End – but what do the critics think of it?
Really, in the end, Mary Poppins is the kind of production full of uncomplicated fun that can’t help but
uplift the soul in the most delightful way.
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Final adult casting has been announced for the new production of Mary Poppins which begins rehearsals in September 2019 and returns to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre from 23 October.
Petula Clark and Joseph Millson play the Bird Woman and George Banks in the new production of Mary Poppins which returns to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre from 23 October 2019 to 29 March 2020.
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Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Mary Poppins, the musical based on the stories of P. L. Travers and the original film, returns to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre after 15 years, beginning previews on 23 October 2019 with opening night on 13 November.
The internationally award-winning production of Mary Poppins will return to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre where, after three hit years in London, Disney’s Aladdin will end its run late August 2019.
Side by Side, Sondheim on Sondheim, A Spoonful of Sherman, a Shovelful of… Schwartz, Songs from the Shows, a somewhat unenchanted evening with
Overall, A Spoonful of Sherman is a sweet little show that is guaranteed to make you feel nostalgic, slickly performed by a talented cast – you will leave the auditorium still humming the tunes!
Have you seen the great reviews for our Featured Show, Sherman Brothers tribute A Spoonful of Sherman? Stewart Nicholls’ production must finish its strictly limited season at renown cabaret venue Live at Zedel this Sunday 20 August 2017? A selection of some of our favourite review quotes – including from Mates Jonathan Baz and Caroline Hanks-Farmer – is gathered below…
Helena Blackman and Daniel Boys star alongside Robert J Sherman in the London return of A Spoonful of Sherman, a magical evening of musical theatre cabaret celebrating a century of Sherman family song-writing. The new production runs for two weeks only at Live at Zedel from 7 to 20 August 2017.
Robert J Sherman is a composer, lyricist and book writer who is proud to carry on the enduring legacy of his father and uncle, Robert B and Richard M Sherman, a.k.a The Sherman Brothers, whose childhood musical classics include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins (whose stage versions are both currently revived on tour). Robert J Sherman’s own credits include A Spoonful of Sherman and Love Birds. And, with his latest show, BUMBLESCRATCH, he tackles something that even together his father and uncle never did: the sung-through musical.
Zizi Strallen plays the leading role and I have to say she was more than “practically perfect” – she was absolute perfection personified in this new stage adaptation of the Walt Disney film classic of the stories written by P L Travers. Strallen effortlessly glides around the stage at times almost seeming to be on wheels, her poise and demeanour of this quintessentially British nanny merely demonstrated that she was sheer brilliance in casting for the role.
Chim chim charming: Practically perfect in every way, that’s Mary Poppins according to, well, Mary Poppins. She’s not wrong, though. The magical nanny really is rather wonderful.
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh are delighted to announce that ZIZI STRALLEN will play ‘Mary Poppins’ and MATT LEE will play ‘Bert’ in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of their multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS,opening at Leicester Curve on 12 October 2015.