Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh have today announced that the multi-award-winning production of Mary Poppins will return to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre in Autumn 2019, following another Disney hit, Aladdin, which will end its run in late August 2019.
Zizi Strallen will return to play the title role following the recent sell-out international tour, alongside Charlie Stemp as Bert.
Tickets for Mary Poppins will go on sale in January 2019.
Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and Charlie Stemp as Bert. Photo by Seamus Ryan
Cameron Mackintosh said:
“I’m thrilled to be bringing the internationally acclaimed new staging of Pamela Travers’ magical stories back to London in the autumn of 2019, with Disney, featuring the dazzling talents of Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp as Mary and Bert. The original production, over 14 years ago, only played London and Broadway and subsequently was revised and continues to be staged around the world with phenomenal success. The recent UK tour, starring Zizi as Mary, broke box office records everywhere it played. It has been particularly gratifying that the stage musical with its brilliant script by Julian Fellowes and wonderful new score by Stiles and Drewe, complementing the Sherman Brothers’ classic songs, has taken on its own magical life separate from the film, appealing to audiences of all ages and nationalities. Its story of the importance of family is at the heart of the show and the reason why this iconic British nanny remains irresistibly timeless and popular the world over.”
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The multi award-winning creative team for Mary Poppins, which originally opened in the West End fourteen years ago, is led by director Richard Eyre, with co-direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, co-choreography by Stephen Mear, set and costume designs by Bob Crowley, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Paul Gatehouse and orchestrations by William David Brohn.
The stage production is co-created by Cameron Mackintosh and has a book by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes. The score by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman includes the classic songs Jolly Holiday, Step in Time, Feed the Birds and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious with new songs and additional music and lyrics by the Olivier award-winning British team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. The producer for Disney Theatrical Productions is Thomas Schumacher.
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