Poppins pops into Perth

Mary Poppins -  Photographer David Wyatt
Verity Hunt-Ballard as Mary Poppins. Image by David Wyatt

The producers of Mary Poppins, the Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical, announced yesterday they will bring the show to Perth.

After breaking records world wide and seasons in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane the musical will open at Burswood Theatre on March 31. The head of Disney Theatrical Productions Australia, Thomas Schumacher, said “We’ve had so much success in Australia, but until you’ve gotten to Perth you haven’t played the country yet. So we are on our way”  (Today Tonight – Perth).

Perth born Pippa Grandinson, will play Mrs Banks and So You Think You Can Dance judge, Matt Lee, will continue with the show as chimney sweep Bert. Lee won this year’s Helpmann Award for his portrayal of Bert in the Best Actor in a Musical category.

“Lee has the perfect personality and is a fantastic dancer” said Schumacher. The blockbuster musical will transfer to Perth after the Brisbane season, which is set to begin performances on December 27. Mary Poppins is currently playing at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney after a successful run at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre.

Tickets go on sale through Ticketek on November 14. 

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