Wed 25 Feb 2015

It was announced today that the forthcoming national tour of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s multi-award winning musical, Mary Poppins will open at Leicester’s Curve theatre on Tuesday 13 October 2015.

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 is brilliantly adapted from the wonderful stories by PL Travers and the beloved Walt Disney film.

Curve Chief Executive Fiona Allan commented:

“We are thrilled that Cameron Mackintosh has chosen Curve as the venue to open his highly anticipated UK tour of Mary Poppins. Our exceptional facilities and expertise allow us to successfully open major new productions, and it is always a huge privilege when the world’s best producers choose to premiere their work here at Curve. Following the success of Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Barnum, which also opened at Curve only last year, it is with great pleasure that we are once again able to bring such a high quality musical production to our stage for the people of Leicester to enjoy.”

Producer Cameron Mackintosh said:

“It’s hard to believe that it is already 11 years since Mary Poppins first landed on the London stage. My goodness… time flies even faster than our beloved Nanny! 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 timeless score by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman including the songs Jolly Holiday, Step in Time, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Feed the Birds with new songs and additional music and lyrics by the Olivier award-winning British team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. The producer for Disney Theatrical Productions is Thomas Schumacher.

The internationally renowned and multi award-winning creative team assembled for Mary Poppins is led by stage and film director Richard Eyre. Co-direction and Choreography is by Matthew Bourne, with Co-choreography by Stephen Mear. Set and Costume Design is by Bob Crowley with Lighting Design by Natasha Katz, Sound Design by Paul Groothuis and Orchestrations by William David Brohn. The National Tour of Mary Poppins is Directed by Anthony Lyn and Choreographed by Geoffrey Garratt with musical supervision by Stephen Brooker.

Photo (c) Deen van Meer / DisneyCML