Mary Poppins Production

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Based on P.L. Travers’s cherished stories and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins features the Academy Award®-winning music and lyrics of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. The stage production has been created, in collaboration with Cameron Mackintosh, by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes, who wrote the book, and the Olivier Award-winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, who composed new songs and additional music and lyrics.

It took Walt Disney twenty years to make the film of Mary Poppins from the time he first tried to secure the film rights to its triumphant premiere in 1964. The film was an immediate and phenomenal success earning universal acclaim. The film played to an estimated 200 million people when it was released — engendering extraordinary affection in its audiences — and has remained one of Disney’s most enduring and best-loved films.