Mary Poppins is coming back to the West End in 2019 – here’s all we know so far about the show!
Fresh from film sequel Mary Poppins Returns starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the original stage show is set for a revival.
Originally opening on the West End in 2004, the Mary Poppins Musical is inspired by both the original 1960s Disney film and the books on which it’s based.
Mary Poppins tells the story of of the Banks family who live in a big house in London on Cherry Lane. In deed of a new nanny for children, Jane and Michael, they find a mysterious young woman is the answer to their prayers, but in the most peculiar way.
Now Mary Poppins is on her way to London’s West End for a new production in 2019.
Mary Poppins 2019 opening night
Mary Poppins will open in London in autumn 2019.
The musical will play at the Prince Edward Theatre, on Old Compton Street in London, W1. The show will takeover the home of Aladdin, which closes in July.
Currently Mary Poppins is scheduled to begin previews on the West End from 23 October 2019 with official opening night slated for 13 November 2019. The show is booking to Sunday, 29 March, 2020.
Mary Poppins West End tickets
Tickets for Mary Poppins’s revival are now on public sale. Costs range from £18 up to £180 for premium tickets.
Performances will be on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30PM and Wednesday at 7PM. Matinees will be at 2:30PM on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Mary Poppins West End cast 2019
Zizi Strallen will return to star in the title role following great acclaim on the recent sell-out tour. She’ll play alongside Charlie Stemp (Hello, Dolly!, Half a Sixpence) as Bert. Further casting will be confirmed soon.
Speaking about the show’s return to the nation’s capital, co-producer Cameron Mackintosh commented: “I’m thrilled to be bringing the internationally acclaimed new staging of Pamela Travers’ magical stories back to London in the autumn of 2019, with Disney, featuring the dazzling talents of Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp as Mary and Bert.
“The original production, over 14 years ago, only played London and Broadway and subsequently was revised and continues to be staged around the world with phenomenal success.
“The recent UK tour, starring Zizi as Mary, broke box office records everywhere it played. It has been particularly gratifying that the stage musical with its brilliant script by Julian Fellowes and wonderful new score by Stiles and Drewe, complementing the Sherman Brothers’ classic songs, has taken on its own magical life separate from the film, appealing to audiences of all ages and nationalities.
“It’s story of the importance of family is at the heart of the show and the reason why this iconic British nanny remains irresistibly timeless and popular the world over.”