FIRST LOOK: Mary Poppins, Prince Edward Theatre London

Mary Poppins the musical – Cameron Mackintosh and Disney Theatrical Productions have released these great photos by Johan Persson to commemorate the return of Mary Poppins to the Prince Edwards Theatre, London.

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Step in Time – Zizi Strallen and the cast of Mary Poppins. Photo: Johan Persson

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, brilliantly adapted from the wonderful stories by PL Travers and the original beloved Walt Disney film, continues to be a smash hit around the world since its opening in London 15 years ago.

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Charlie Stemp (Bert) and the company of Mary Poppins. Photo: Johan Persson

The original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman include the classic songs Jolly Holiday, Step in Time, Feed the Birds and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.  New songs and additional music are by the Olivier award-winning British team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
Book is by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes and this production is co-created by Cameron Mackintosh.  The producer for Disney Theatrical Productions is Thomas Schumacher.

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Zizi Strallen, Charlie Stemp and Company. Photo: Johan Persson

This production of Mary Poppins has orchestrations by William David Brohn with dance and vocal arrangements by George Stiles. It has a new sound design by Paul Gatehouse and new lighting by Hugh Vanstone and Natasha Katz. Co-choreography is by Stephen Mear. The reimagined set and costume designs are by Bob Crowley. Co-direction and choreography is by Matthew Bourne and direction by Richard Eyre.

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Petula Clark as the Bird Woman. Photo: Johan Persson

The stage production of originally opened in the West End in December 2004 at the Prince Edward Theatre, running for over 1,250 performances. During this time, the production won two Olivier Awards and an Evening Standard Award. Subsequently, the Tony Award®-winning Broadway production ran for over six years.

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Zizi Strallen and the Children. Photo: Johan Persson
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Claire Machin (Mrs Brill) and Jack North (Robertson Ay). Photo: Johan Persson
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Joseph Millson, Amy Griffiths and Company. Photo: Johan Persson
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The company of Mary Poppins. Photo: Johan Persson
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