Mary Poppins Cast ‘Step in Time’ as Rehearsals Begin

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Published on : Thursday, April 21, 2022

Destination NSW

The world’s most famous nanny has flown into Sydney as rehearsals have officially begun for the Australian premiere of Cameron Mackintosh and Disney’s new production of MARY POPPINS.

Energy was high as the 44-strong company laced up their tap shoes and took to the floor in preparation for the first performance at Sydney Lyric Theatre on 15 May 2022.

With a spectacular reimagined set, delightful new costumes, and additional songs, critics all over the globe agree this brandnew production of MARY POPPINS is ‘practically perfect in every way’.

Stefanie Jones, who stars as Mary Poppins, shared her excitement about starting rehearsals: “The process of becoming Mary Poppins feels so much more real now that I am in the room with such a fabulous group of performers. It’s a privilege to work alongside some of the most talented people in Australia – and to ‘step in time’ with them for such iconic dance numbers to some of the world’s most loved music is a thrill!”

Minister for Tourism Stuart Ayres said that the NSW Government, through its tourism and major event agency Destination NSW, is proud to support Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s superb new production.

“Mary Poppins is sure to delight and enchant all those who attend this fantastic production. It’s a must-see for visitors and Sydneysiders alike,” Mr Ayres said. “We are doing all we can to revitalise the visitor economy. The world-famous magical Nanny is a fan favourite and will be hugely popular, helping to revive our arts and entertainment sectors. The NSW Government has a strategy to become the cultural and events capital of the Asia Pacific. We are focused on attracting worldclass stage shows like Mary Poppins which provide jobs and supports our arts sector. I encourage all theatre lovers to book their tickets, and head to the stage to enjoy this magical performance.”

The all-Australian cast features Jack Chambers as Bert, Nancye Hayes AM as Bird Woman, Tom Wren as George Banks, Lucy Maunder as Winifred Banks, Hannah Waterman as Mrs Brill, Gareth Isaac as Robertson Ay, Robert Grubb as Chairman and Admiral Boom, Chelsea Plumley as Miss Andrew, Cherine Peck as Mrs Corry, Lisa Sontag as Miss Lark, Kade Hughes as Neleus, Stephen Anderson as Park Keeper, and Andrew Broadbent as Policeman.

The company is completed by Hayden Baum, Cara Bessey, Katrina Bickerton, Molly Bugeja, Emily Casey, Ed Deganos, Joshua Gordon, Kimberley Hodgson, Gareth Jacobs, Hollie James, Sebastian Johnston, Genevieve Kingsford, Zoe Komazec, Sasha Lian-Diniz, Noah Missell, Ellie Nunan, Max Patterson, Jamie Reisin, Taylor Scanlan, Jacob Steen, Patrick Whitbread, and Paul Whiteley, with eight young performers sharing the roles of Jane and Michael Banks.

Source:- Destination NSW

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