Confirmed venues for the tour include the Bristol Hippodrome, Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin, Palace Theatre in Manchester, Festival Theatre in Edinburgh and the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton. Further venues and dates will be confirmed soon. Casting is yet to be announced
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 tour will be directed by Anthony Lyn, with choreography by Geoffrey Garratt and musical supervision by Stephen Brooker. The show has a score by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman, with additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Mary Poppins originally opened in the West End in 2004 where it ran for three years whilst the Broadway production ran for over six years. The show has subsequently toured Australia, New Zealand, the U.S, the UK, has been seen by over 11 million people and is currently breaking box office records in Vienna.
Further venues and dates will be confirmed soon
Tuesday 13 October – Saturday 24 October 2015
Thursday 29 October – Saturday 28 November 2015
Thursday 3 December 2015 – Saturday 9 January 2016
Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin
Wednesday 20 January – Saturday 5 March 2016
Palace Theatre, Manchester
Wednesday 9 March - Saturday 23 April 2016
Wednesday 27 April – Saturday 21 May 2016
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Wednesday 25 May – Sunday 19 June 2016
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton