Lyric Theatre, QPAC
Following its critically acclaimed Sydney season, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS is set to soar into Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre, QPAC from October 22, 2022.
Seen by tens of millions of people worldwide, this magical stage adaptation of the wonderful stories by Queensland-born author PL Travers has been delighting a whole new generation of theatre-goers in Sydney. With dazzling choreography, incredible effects, and unforgettable songs, the story of the world’s favourite Nanny arriving on Cherry Tree Lane is even more magical in this new production.
The season will be a theatrical homecoming for Stefanie Jones as Mary Poppins and Jack Chambers as Bert, who both hail from Brisbane and first performed together as children in The Sound of Music in their home city.
“Growing up in Brisbane, I dreamt of playing a role like Mary Poppins,” shared Jones. “It will be so special to return to the city where I first got my start in musical theatre”.
The practically perfect all-Australian cast features Tom Wren as George Banks, Lucy Maunder as Winifred Banks, Hannah Waterman as Mrs Brill, Gareth Isaac as Robertson Ay, Robert Grubb as Chairman and Admiral Boom, Chelsea Plumley as Miss Andrew, Cherine Peck as Mrs Corry, Lisa Sontag as Miss Lark, Kade Hughes as Neleus, Stephen Anderson as Park Keeper, and Andrew Broadbent as Policeman. Casting for Brisbane’s Birdwoman will be announced in August.
The original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman include the classic songs Jolly Holiday, Step in Time, Feed the Birds, and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. New songs and additional music are by the Olivier Award-winning British team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, book is by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, and this production is co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. The producer for Disney Theatrical Productions is Thomas Schumacher.
Need to know - Performances commence Saturday 22 October, with pre-sales for the Brisbane season starting from Monday 1 August at 10am. General sale commences Monday 8 August at 9am.
Lyric Theatre, QPAC
cnr Grey St
From Oct 22, 2022