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Full casting announced for Mary Poppins tour

Richard Eyre's production kicks off at the Leicester Curve in October

Zizi Strallen and Matt Lee

Full casting has been announced for Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's forthcoming tour of Mary Poppins, which opens at the Leicester Curve in October.

Joining the previously announced Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and Matt Lee as Bert will be Milo Twomey (Twelfth Night) as George Banks, Rebecca Lock (Mamma Mia!) as Winifred Banks, Penelope Woodman (Sons of the Desert) as Miss Andrew, Wendy Ferguson (Les Misérables) as Mrs Brill, Grainne Renihan (Cats) as Bird Woman and Blair Anderson (In Lambeth) as Robertson Ay.

The cast will be completed by Yves Adang, Abby Bebbington, Greg Bernstein, Jabari Braham, Matthew Caputo, Sophie Caton, Jennifer Davison, Lisa Dent, Joe Dockree, Maria Garrett, Hannah Grace, Graham Hoadly, Jacqueline Hughes, Thomas-Lee Kidd, Antony Lawrence, Adam Margilewski, Anu Ogunmefun, Ben Oliver, Stephanie Powell, Edwin Ray, Adam Rhys-Charles, Sam Salter, John Stacey, Christine Tucker, Alexandra Waite-Roberts, Wreh-Asha Walton and Scott Waugh.

The stage production of Mary Poppins originally opened in 2004 and ran in the West End for three years. Zizi will be following in the footsteps of her sister Scarlett, who played the title role in the West End and on Broadway.

Mary Poppins has a book by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and includes the classic songs "Jolly Holiday", "Step in Time", "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and "Feed the Birds" by the Sherman Brothers.

New songs and additional music and lyrics were added by the Olivier award-winning British team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

The award-winning musical is directed by Richard Eyre with co-direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, co-choreography by Stephen Mear and set and costume design by Bob Crowley.

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