World-famous nanny drops in to Bristol theatre

PUBLISHED: 10:07 09 July 2015

Mary Poppins (Picture: Dewynters and Katrina Tepper).

Mary Poppins (Picture: Dewynters and Katrina Tepper).

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THEATRE stars will delight audiences of all ages when childhood favourite Mary Poppins lands on the Hippodrome’s stage later this year.

The lead roles are to be played by Zizi Strallen and Matt Lee, who both have significant experience in London’s West End and further afield.

Strallen, who will take the eponymous role of Mary, is currently starring in Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man and has won acclaim for her performances in Cats, Dirty Dancing and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Lee, who will take on the role of Bert, is a former judge on the Australian TV show So You Think You Can Dance. He also won a prestigious Helpmann award for his portrayal of Bert in the Australian version of Mary Poppins.

The show has been adapted from the famous Disney film.

Producer Cameron Mackintosh said: “It’s hard to believe that it is already 11 years since Mary Poppins first landed on the London stage – time flies even faster than our beloved nanny.

“Since we originally staged the production we have found even more magical ways to portray this timeless tale. I know Zizi and Matt will be practically perfect in every way and (will form) a show-stopping tour de force.”

There will be shows on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7.30pm, with Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm from October 31 and an extra matinee on November 25 at 2.30pm. There will also be Sunday shows at 2pm and 7pm.

Tickets, priced £22.50-65, are available from the box office on 08448 713012.

Alternatively, you can book tickets online here.

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