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Disney and Cameron Mackintosh are delighted to announce that their multi award-winning musical Mary Poppins will embark on a tour of the UK and Ireland, opening at Leicester Curve on Tuesday 13 October 2015.
Cameron Mackintosh said “It’s hard to believe that it is already 11 years since Mary Poppins first landed on the London stage. My goodness……time flies even faster than our beloved Nanny! I’m delighted to be bringing her back to the UK and for the first time to Dublin, after spreading her magic around the world. Since we originally staged the production we have found even more magical ways to stage this timeless tale and I’m sure you will find our new Mary practically perfect in every way”.
The magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny arriving on Cherry Tree Lane has been triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs. The stage version of Mary Poppins is brilliantly adapted from the wonderful stories by PL Travers and the beloved Walt Disney film.
The stage production of Mary Poppins is co-created by Cameron Mackintosh and has a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes. It has a timeless score by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman including the songs Jolly Holiday, Step in Time, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Feed the Birds 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.
The internationally renowned and multi award-winning creative team assembled for Mary Poppins is led by stage and film director Richard Eyre. Co-direction and Choreography is by Matthew Bourne, with Co-choreography by Stephen Mear. Set and Costume Design is by Bob Crowley with Lighting Design by Natasha Katz, Sound Design by Paul Groothuis and Orchestrations by William David Brohn. The National Tour of Mary Poppins is Directed by Anthony Lyn and Choreographed by Geoffrey Garratt with musical supervision by Stephen Brooker.
The stage production of Mary Poppins originally opened in 2004 and ran in the West End for three years and over 1,250 performances. During this time it won the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography and Best Set Design as well as the Evening Standard Award for Best Set Design and the Variety Club Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production ran for over six years where it won the Tony Award for Best Set Design. The show has subsequently toured Australia, New Zealand, the U.S, the UK, has been seen by over 11 million people and is currently breaking box office records in Vienna.
MARY POPPINS UK TOUR PAST DATES
Tuesday 13 October – Saturday 24 October 2015
Thursday 29 October – Saturday 28 November 2015
Thursday 3 December 2015 – Saturday 9 January 2016
Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin
Wednesday 20 January – Saturday 5 March 2016
Palace Theatre, Manchester
Wednesday 9 March – Saturday 23 April 2016
Wednesday 27 April – Saturday 21 May 2016
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Wednesday 25 May – Sunday 19 June 2016
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Wednesday 29 June – Saturday 30 July 2016
Norwich Theatre Royal
Wednesday 3 August – Saturday 3 September 2016
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Thursday 8 September – Saturday 29 October 2016
Theatre Royal Newcastle
2 November – 10 December 2016
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
14 December 2016 – 14 January 2017
Wales Millennium Centre