Disney’s award-winning Mary Poppins musical is heading to Melbourne in 2023

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Disney’s award-winning Mary Poppins musical is heading to Melbourne in 2023

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The world's favourite nanny is flying into Melbourne next year.

Winds in the east, mist coming in, like somethin’ is brewin’ and ’bout to begin … an Australian production of a timeless classic is heading to Melbourne next year. With leading lady Marina Prior, who originated the role of Mrs Banks in the original Australian 2010 production, returning to Cherry Tree Lane to star in the dual roles of Bird Woman and Miss Andrew. Mary Poppins will be playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre for a season that commences on January 29, 2023.

The key takeaways

  • Mary Poppins the musical is coming to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane
  • Musical theatre icon Marina Prior joins the cast, returning to the musical after having played Mrs Banks in the show’s 2010 run
  • It all goes down in 2023, for a season in Melbourne from January 29 until April 2

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The original stage production of Mary Poppins had already charmed the world prior to the Australian premiere season, having won Olivier, Tony, and Evening Standard awards for the West End and Broadway productions. Opening in 2010, Melbourne audiences wholeheartedly embraced Mary’s magic, as Mary Poppins shattered Australian box office records before going on to win a record-breaking eight Helpmann Awards.

Now, a new generation of Australians have joined the tens of millions of people worldwide to experience Mary’s magic, with the new production that opened in Sydney in May 2022. Adapted from the original stories by Australian author PL Travers and the beloved 1964 Disney film, the story of the world’s favourite Nanny is brought to life on stage by dazzling choreography, incredible effects, and unforgettable songs.

“I am thrilled that my latest Poppins has been embraced with even greater joy than the original with a phenomenal cast in an even more spectacular production that celebrates the joy and elation of live theatre, in a way that very few other shows can,” says Cameron Mackintosh, the theatrical producer of Mary Poppins.

“I’m looking forward to Melbourne audiences stepping in time to the theatre early next year, where they are guaranteed a show that is ‘Practically Perfect in every way’!”

Tickets are on sale from Monday September 19. Grab your tickets before they fly away by heading here