The New Zealand production of Mary Poppins has finally opened after months of delays because of covid-19 and the show is a smash. I went behind the scenes before the opening to talk with the shows leading lady.
The supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical, Mary Poppins, has delighted audiences around the world and will now be seen in a stunning, all-new New Zealand-produced season this October.
The magical story of the world’s favourite nanny is triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs. Brilliantly adapted from the wonderful stories by PL Travers and the original film, Mary Poppins the musical is co-created by Cameron Mackintosh, with a book by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes.
With a timeless score by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman, including the classic songs ‘Jolly Holiday’, ‘Step in Time’, ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ and ‘Feed the Birds’ with new songs and additional music and lyrics, including ‘Practically Perfect’, by the Olivier Award-winning British team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
Booking information can be found here.
MARY POPPINS 16 October – 1 November 2020