Final adult casting has been confirmed for Mary Poppins, playing at the Prince Edward Theatre from the 23rd October.
Joining the previously announced Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins, Charlie Stemp as Bert, Joseph Millson as George Banks and Petula Clark as the Bird Woman, Richard Eyre’s production will also include Amy Griffiths who will play Winifred Banks, Claire Moore as Miss Andrew, Claire Machin as Mrs Brill, Jack North as Robertson Ay and Barry James as Bank Chairman and Admiral Boom.
Meanwhile, the ensemble is set to include: Yves Adang, Lydia Bannister, Angeline Bell, Lydia Boulton, Matt Cox, Adam Davidson, Katie Deacon, Danielle Delys, Joshua Denyer, Stan Doughty, Glen Facey, Davide Fienauri, Ian Gareth-Jones, Mark Goldthorp, Joanna Gregory, Catherine Hannay, Jacqueline Hughes,Jason Kajdi, Sam Lathwood, Jordan Livesey, Ceili O’Connor, Malinda Parris, Alex Pinder, Ben Redfern, Rachel Spurrell, Lucie-Mae Sumner, Rhys West and Monique Young.
Casting for Michael and Jane Banks will be announced soon.
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.
Featuring music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, Mary Poppins includes the songs Jolly Holiday, Step in Time, Feed the Birds andSupercalifragilisticexpialidocious as well as new songs by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. The musical features a book by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes.
Meanwhile, the creative team also includes 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.
Mary Poppins originally opened in London in December 2004, 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.
Mary Poppins will play at the Prince Edward Theatre from the 23rd October. To book tickets click here or visit: Love Theatre.com, From the Box Office, Last Minute.com, Encore Tickets, See Tickets, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk or West End Theatre Breaks.