Mary Poppins at Prince Edward Theatre tickets
Mary Poppins at Prince Edward Theatre tickets

Mary Poppins

Please note that performances of Mary Poppins have been postponed in response to government advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). It will resume performances as early as practical in 2021.

A glittering new revival of Disney musical Mary Poppins floats into the West End’s Prince Edward Theatre on a magical umbrella in 2019. First premiering at the same theatre in 2004, before later transferring to Broadway, the multi-Olivier Award-nominated show originally ran for an impressive three years. See it from 23 October 2019.

Set in Edwardian London on Cherry Tree Lane, Mary Poppins sees chimney-sweep Bert introduce the Banks family, who live at number 17. Winifred and George are having a tough time with their naughty children, Jane and Michael, and their nanny has quit in light of the kids’ appalling behaviour. But the mysterious Mary Poppins soon arrives to set everything right.

With a book by Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes, the Sherman Brothers’ musical is a collaboration between Cameron Mackintosh and Disney, and features show-stoppers such as “Practically Perfect”, “A Spoonful of Sugar”, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Chim Chim Cher-ee”, amongst many more. The musical also includes additional material by Stiles and Drewe.

Zizi Strallen stars as Mary Poppins, reprising the role after most recently playing it in the 2015 national tour. Her recent credits include Strictly Ballroom the Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre and Follies at the National Theatre. Charlie Stemp plays Bert, following his recent successes in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway and Half a Sixpence and Dick Whittington in the West End.

Fulfilling the role of Mr Banks is Joseph Millson. His stage credits include Apologia at Trafalgar Studios and Macbeth at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Bird Woman is played by Petula Clark. The singer, composer and actress has put out music in several different European languages and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Richard Eyre directs Mary Poppins, which features co-direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, choreography by Stephen Mear, set and costume design by Bob Crowley, lighting design by Natasha Katz and sound design by Paul Gatehouse, with orchestrations by William David Brohn.

Based on PL Travers original children’s book and Disney’s beloved 1964 film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, Mary Poppins is a magical, musical experience that tells the story of the Banks family and the marvellous woman Mary Poppins. An unmissable theatrical event, the production opens at the Prince Edward Theatre on 23 October 2019.

Important information

Playing at: Prince Edward Theatre, 28 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4HS

Performance dates: 22 May 2021 - 03 Oct 2021

Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes (including interval)

Age restrictions: Recommended 7+. No under 5s. All persons aged under 16 must be accompanied and sat next to the accompanying adult. They may not sit on their own within the auditorium. If children do have separate seats, entry could be refused.

Special notice: This is a great show for families, though adults will also appreciate the family disfunction and reminder to look after each other and be kind. Charlie Stemp fans will love seeing him back on the London stage, and those who adored Zizi Strallen in the role now have the chance to see her again!

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Supercalifragilisticexpiaridocious! The set design and special effects were fabulous. The whole cast were superb and the 'step in... More

marinab1 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This is a 'no expense spared' show. A lavish production with an amazing, set and costumes, sound and cast. It really is a high quality... More

Charmainf 5ft 4", 211 reviews, 12 helpful votes

I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent performance and highly recommend seeing it! The cast were true professionals and entertained us... More

josiej1 5" 5, 10 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Wow. A full-on supercalifragilious production. Excellent cast, practically perfect in every way. Brings an energy and a vitality to... More

leepeddie 176, 43 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I cannot emphasise enough how good this show is, I’ve already seen it 17 times and can’t get enough. Proper feel good factor with an... More

daniellajones 5” 4, 23 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show was fantastic!! Although I personally was a little disappointed that some of the original songs weren’t as per the film.... More

angelap16 1 review, 0 helpful votes

This was the first time I have seen Mary Poppins, and my friends and I all enjoyed the show. As expected, there were a lot of young... More

pk94 5"11, 9 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Such a magical show with an amazing colourful set which is superbly put together. Perfect show for all the family no matter how young... More

Queenie 5'2, 78 reviews, 41 helpful votes

Such a spectacular, feel good show. I love how they brought the magic of Mary Poppins to the stage, very clever set design and amazing... More

MusicalFiend 5”6, 9 reviews, 0 helpful votes