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Mary Poppins

20 April to 5 May 2018

ASB Theatre Marlborough

Blenheim Musical Theatre are celebrating their centenary next year  and bring you the legendary and ever popular Mary Poppins. SIMPLY SUPER-CALI-FRAG!!!

Based on P.L. Travers’ beloved book series of the same name, Mary Poppins became an immediate hit when it premiered as a movie musical in 1964. Forty years later, Cameron Macintosh conceived of an enchanting stage musical that combines elements of Disney’s film with material inspired by Travers’ books. In the musical, Bert, a jack-of-all-trades, invites us into the world of London, England in 1910 — and, specifically, into the dysfunctional home of the Banks family. Jane and Michael, the young Banks children, have sent yet another nanny packing, dismissing these children as hopelessly and irrevocably spoiled and misbehaved. With a father who works constantly and mother who is always distracted, Jane and Michael have suffered without strong caretaking forces in their lives. Then the magical Mary Poppins flies in on the wind, bringing with her a combination of whimsy, magic, and disciplined common sense to the children’s lives. Together, they go on memorable and magical adventures — and also learn the importance of a tidy nursery and of taking the medicine they need (with a spoonful of sugar, of course.) Mary Poppins’ transformational influence does not stop with the children — eventually, she teaches the grown-ups, as well, to open up and realize that “anything can happen if you let it.”

CREATIVE TEAM
Director: Duncan Whiting
Musical Director: Kevin Moseley
Choreographer: Jeannie Mark
Vocal Director: Samantha Baxter

CAST
Mary Poppins: Liz McKay
Bert: Spencer Kingi
George Banks: Michael Cox
Winifred Banks: Racheal Kenyon
Jane Banks: Sophie Boyt and Grace Straker
Michael Banks: Rowan McKay-Simpson and Elliot Ham
Mrs Brill: Alison Dight
Bird Woman: Viv Grigg
Miss Andrew: Samantha Baxter
Bank Chairman: Brian McNamara
Admiral Boom: Roy Gauden-ing
John Northbrook: Derek Harding
Von Hussler: Dave Barrett
Mrs Corry: Debbie Cox
Park Keeper: Justin Cook
Robertson Aye: Bryce Blackmore
Miss Lark: Anne Scott
Fannie: Jess Cox
Annie: Emma Cox
Neleus: Shiloh Walsh
Katie Nanna: Anna Logan
Policeman: Mark Jefferies
Male Ensemble: Terence Burtenshaw, Samantha Grammer, Mark Ham, Brendan O’Hagan, Simon Moore, Billy Rayner, Andrew Ritchie, Kurt Smart, Stephanie Townend
Female Ensemble: Jess Ashton, Michelle Chapman, Mieke de Bruyn, Eve Goodall,  Moana MacDonald, Gracie McKay-Simpson, Cheryl McNamara, Arielle Mackie, Kirsty Martin, Elly Molloy, Sophie Overend, Amy Potts, Tina Rayner, Heather-Anne Ritchie, Jessie Sawers, Emma Thomas

Backing Vocals: Michelle Beck, Yohanna Davidson, Angela Enright, Susie Glover, Suzanne Hatch, Ken Hippolite, Sorayah Lindstrom, Brian Parker, Maggie Ritchie, Kate Wilson
Kite Children: Ella Bogle, Jacob Davis, Etienne Desiles, James Dight, Emma Withers

Any queries please contact the Production Manager Neville Patchett on 027 579 4880

A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film. Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, Book by Julian Fellowes, New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh.

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

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