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.
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.
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.
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.
The West End premiere production of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, will have its final performance at London’s Piccadilly Theatre on Saturday 27 October.
Best-selling recording artist, X Factor winner and West End performer Matt Cardle is to join the cast of Strictly Ballroom The Musical, playing the role of bandleader Wally Strand from 31 July at the Piccadilly Theatre.
After taking my first tentative steps into the world of Strictly I have to admit that I loved every second of this smash hit spectacular. A glorious night of entertainment. Fabulous.
Though I may have had my grumbles with Strictly Ballroom, I couldn’t hear a single criticism from the crowd as they flooded back out into the London night after the show finished.
Strictly Ballroom has all the sparkle and dazzling choreography you’d wish to see and the cast is superb. For me, there were fundamental flaws but that did not deter me from immensely enjoying it.
In summary, stage adaptations of films should be justified by bringing something new to a well-known story, and Strictly Ballroom misses the mark on this point.
It’s time to escape the grey for the colour-filled dance hall of Strictly Ballroom. Bogo Pogo your way to the Piccadilly Theatre for a spectacularly sparkly experience.
This glitter filled and entertaining production of Strictly Ballroom might rely slightly too much on Will Young but is fun to watch unfold.
Simply brilliant. Strangely breath-taking. Strictly Ballroom The Musical was everything I hoped it would be and worried it wouldn’t deliver.
The book and songs here may be dire, but the entertainment shines through in Strictly Ballroom’s dazzling dance. Drew McOnie choreographs the piece (he also directs, though thankfully with a book this shallow it is hard to blame him too much for the show’s cheesy tedium) and works his usual magic.
What it is is a strong piece of musical theatre. Drew McOnie may be the director but he’s a choreographer through and through and it is here that Strictly Ballroom shines.
As we speed towards the end of the month, here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the best shows opening in April…
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