It’s a great time for musicals and live theatre in Melbourne. With Hamilton completely dominating the theatre scene currently and The Phantom of the Opera set to make waves later this year, Melbourne is having a pretty swell time. But to make things even more exciting, it has been confirmed that everyone’s favourite nanny will be making her way to Her Majesty’s Theatre from January 29, 2023. The musical will be co-created and produced by Cameron Mackintosh, who is also behind the dazzling new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of The Opera in Sydney.
The much-loved tale tells the story of a magical nanny who is employed to take care of two mischievous children. What follows is a tale of magic and adventure that has warmed the hearts of many over the years.
The unforgettable stage production has received much acclaim for it’s breathtaking music and remarkable dance numbers. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is sprinkled with nostalgia and wholesome fun for the family. Led by an excellent Stefanie Jones, the musical will also star Jack Chambers (Singin’ In The Rain, Hairspray) as Bert. Joining them is Melbourne’s very own Marina Prior who will take on the dual roles of Bird Woman and Miss Andrew.
“I am really delighted, not only to be bringing my acclaimed new production of Mary Poppins back to Her Majesty’s, starring Stefanie Jones and Jack Chambers, but also welcoming back my and Melbourne’s favourite star, Marina Prior to the joint roles of Miss Andrew and the Bird Woman,” Cameron Mackintosh said.
The Melbourne run of the iconic show begins in January 2023 and tickets go on sale on Monday, September 19. Grab some via their official website.