It will then tour to venues including Bristol Hippodrome (29th October-28th November), the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin (3rd December-9th January 2016), the Palace Theatre Manchester (20th January-5th March), Birmingham Hippodrome (9th March-23rd April), Edinburgh Festival Theatre (27th April-21st May) and the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton (25th May-19th June) with more venues to be announced.
Mary Poppins originally ran in the West End from 2004- 2008, directed by Richard Eyre with co-direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne. Cameron Mackintosh said: “It’s hard to believe that it is already 11 years since Mary Poppins landed on the London stage. I’m delighted to be bringing her back to the UK and for the first time to Dublin, after spreading her magic around the world. Since we originally staged the production we have found even more magical ways to stage this timeless tale and I’m sure you will find our new Mary practically perfect in every way."
The stage production of MARY POPPINS is co-created by Cameron Mackintosh and has a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes. It has a score by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman, with additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. The tour will be directed by Anthony Lyn, with choreography by Geoffrey Garratt and musical supervision by Stephen Brooker.