Poppins pops in

February 25, 2015 | By More

Musical version of Disney movie returns April 2016

The Disney, Cameron Mackintosh multi-award winning production of the musical of Mary Poppins, with newly added effects, will play four weeks at the Festival Theatre from Wednesday 27 April to Saturday 21 May, 2016.

The production, with choreography created by Matthew Bourne and originally directed by Richard Eyre, is setting off on a UK and Ireland tour this Autumn, opening at the Leicester Curve in October. It  originally opened in the London West End in 2004 where it ran for three years.

Mary Poppins by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh. Photo: Deen van Meer

Mary Poppins by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh. Photo: Deen van Meer

Announcing the tour, Cameron Mackintosh said: “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 musical stage version of Mary Poppins is adapted from PL Travers’ stories and the Walt Disney film. Co-created by Mackintosh with book by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes the score is by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman. Originals such as Jolly Holiday, Step in Time, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Feed the Birds are joined by new songs and additional music and lyrics by the Olivier award-winning British team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

The national tour of Mary Poppins will be directed by Anthony Lyn and choreographed by Geoffrey Garratt with musical supervision by Stephen Brooker. Casting has yet to be announced.

Listings

Mary Poppins
Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT
Wednesday 27 April – Saturday 21 May 2016
Tickets and details from: http://www.edtheatres.com/marypoppins

Mary Poppins on tour 2015/16:
Tue 13 – Sat 24 October 2015 Leicester
Curve Theatre
01162 423 595 Book online
Thurs 29 Oct – Sat 28 Nov 2015 Bristol
Hippodrome
0844 871 3012 Book online
Thurs 3 Dec 2015 – Sat 9 Jan 2016 Dublin
Bord Gais Theatre
0844 847 2455 Book online
Wed 20 Jan – Sat 5 March 2016 Manchester
Palace Theatre
0844 871 7615 Book online
Wed 9 March – Sat 23 April 2016 Birmingham
Hippodrome
0844 338 5000 Book online
Wed 27 April – Sat 21 May 2016 Edinburgh
Festival Theatre
0131 529 6000 Book online
Wed 25 May – Sun 19 June 2016 Southampton
The Mayflower Theatre
02380 711811 Book online
Wed 29 June – Sat 30 July 2016 Norwhich
Theatre Royal
01603 63 00 00 Book online
Wed 3 Aug – Sat 3 Sept 2016 Plymouth
Theatre Royal
01752 267222 Book online
Wed 8 Sept – Sat 29 Oct 2016 Newcastle
Theatre Royal
08448 11 21 21 Book online
Wed 2 Nov – Sat 10 Dec 2016 Bradford
Alhambra Theatre
01274 432000 Book online
Wed 14 Dec 2016 – Sat 14 Jan 2017 Cardiff
Wales Millenium Centre
029 2063 6464 Book online

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