The acclaimed, award-winning new production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical is flying into Perth this September complete with its dazzling stars, Stefanie Jones as Mary Poppins and Jack Chambers as Bert.
The beloved musical concluded its original award-winning debut tour of Australia in 2012 where it played to packed houses throughout the original season. Now, after a decade-long wait Mary returns in an even more magical new production featuring dazzling choreography, incredible effects, and unforgettable songs. This will be the last chance to see this practically perfect show before Mary leaves Australia.
Based on the wonderful stories by Australian author PL Travers and the beloved original Disney film, the story of the world’s favourite Nanny arriving on Cherry Tree Lane is A whole new generation of theatregoers in Australia have joined the tens of millions of people worldwide to experience the magical stage adaptation of MARY POPPINS.
“I’m thrilled that the new acclaimed Australian production of Mary Poppins will be flying into to Perth, more magical than ever. Seeing the way Australian audiences have embraced this brilliant company has been astonishing and I know Perth will feel exactly the same,” said Co-creator and Producer Cameron Mackintosh.
“We at Disney Theatrical are thrilled to be bringing this beautiful show back to Perth where we’ve proudly played Frozen, Aladdin and The Lion King to your warm and discerning audiences,” said President & Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, Thomas Schumacher.
“Over its 19 years on stage, each new production of Mary Poppins has managed to speak to us in new, resonant ways – and never more than in this jewel of a production under Richard Eyre’s loving oversight.
“As they continue playing in productions around the world, Mary, Bert, and the entire Banks family still have much to share – as Mary herself says, ‘with a good deal of love’.”
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.
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.
MARY POPPINS is produced in Australia by Cameron Mackintosh, The Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand, and Michael Cassel Group.
MARY POPPINS will play Crown Theatre, Perth from 9 September. The musical is currently playing Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne until 18 June, before playing the Adelaide Festival Centre from 1 July 2023. For more information, visit: www.marypoppinsmusical.com.au for details.
Image: MARY POPPINS – photo by Daniel Boud