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Mary Poppins starring Charlie Stemp and Zizi Strallen announces dates in the West End

The show will go on sale on 28 January

Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp
Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp

Dates have been announced for the upcoming revival of Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre.

Charlie Stemp and Zizi Strallen star in the production, which opens in previews on 23 October, with opening night on 13 November. The show is initially booking until March 2020. Public booking for the production opens on 28 January at 10am.

The stage production of Mary Poppins originally opened in 2004 and won two Olivier Awards and an Evening Standard Award. The Tony Award-winning Broadway run was on for over six years.

The show will run family performances on Wednesdays with an earlier start time of 7pm and reduced priced tickets.

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays will begin at 7.30pm with matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm. On Sundays performances will also be at 2.30pm.

The musical has original music and lyrics by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman and it includes songs such as "Jolly Holiday", "Step in Time", "Feed the Birds" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious".

New songs and additional music and lyrics are by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. The book is by Julian Fellowes and this production has orchestrations by William David Brohn with dance and vocal arrangements by George Stiles.

It has new sound design by Paul Gatehouse and new lighting by Hugh Vanstone and Natasha Katz. Co-choreography is by Stephen Mear, the reimagined set and costume designs are by Bob Crowley. Co-direction and choreography is by Matthew Bourne and direction by Richard Eyre.