The Mary Poppins revival will reopen in London’s West End in August, it’s been confirmed.
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.
A new revival started performances at the Prince Edward Theatre in November 2019 before the pandemic forced a closure in March last year.
It’s now been announced that the show will resume this summer on 7 August, 2021.
Zizi Strallen will return to lead the cast in the title role following great acclaim on the recent sell-out tour. She’ll appear alongside Charlie Stemp (Hello, Dolly!, Half a Sixpence) as Bert, with further casting to be announced.
Producer Cameron Mackintosh said: “The last year has been unbelievably hard for everyone but particularly so for the Theatre profession. I have been moved and inspired by the resilience and camaraderie of so many practitioners from all aspects of our industry who have taken on any job so that they and their families could survive.
“I am therefore thrilled to announce that the world’s most beloved Nanny is now able to return to give us a Supercalifragilistic time from 7 August – now that the Prime Minister has told us that we are on track to reopen ‘cautiously but irreversibly’ this summer.
“Even if foreign travel is still a big question mark, Mary Poppins is the one Jolly Holiday you can book with certainty this summer! A huge welcome back to the theatre to my wonderful artists and our brilliantly supportive audiences.”
Mary Poppins tells the story 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.
The stage adaption features music and lyrics from Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe with a book by Julian Fellowes.