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The Life I Lead – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: James Kettle Director:  Didi Hopkins & Selina Cadell Review: Matt Forrest Mary Poppins seems to be in the public conscience an awful lot at the moment. This is of course due to the recent cinematic release of Mary Poppins Returns, which is keeping the magic alive. However writer James Kettle is also doing his bit for the ‘Poppins’ legacy, all ...

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Mary Poppins – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Writer: P L Travers Book: Julian Fellowes Original Music and Lyrics: Richard M Sherman &Robert B Sherman New Songs and additional music: George Stiles &Andrew Drewe Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Emily Garside It’s 10 years (to the day in fact) since Mary Poppins flew into the West End, and out on tour it’s still a ‘Jolly Holiday’ with Mary. The ...

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Mary Poppins – Theatre Royal,Plymouth

Writer: P L Travers Book: Julian Fellowes Director: Richard Eyre Original Music and Lyrics: Richard M Sherman, Robert B Sherman New Songs and additional music:, George Stiles, Andrew Drewe Reviewer: Karen Bussell Just a spoonful each of Walt Disney, Matthew Bourne, Cameron Mackintosh and Bob Crowley and there’s a practically perfect family musical in Mary Poppins. Playing to packed houses, ...

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Mary Poppins – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: P L Travers Book: Julian Fellows Original Music &Lyrics: Richard M Sherman and Robert E Sherman New Music and Lyrics: George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Co-Creator: Cameron Mackintosh Directors: Richard Eyre and Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Lu Greer   Mary Poppins is one of those names that can be uttered to anyone, and immediately bring a childlike smile to their ...

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Mary Poppins, Birmingham Hippodrome

Writer: P L Travers Adaptor: Cameron Mackintosh Directors: Richard Eyre and Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Nicole Evans   Mary Poppins has been a household name for generations that most children love and most parents secretly adore but are sick of hearing (sorry, Mum...). With that in mind, it's only natural that the world, and more locally this evening, Birmingham, gets excited ...

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Mary Poppins – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Writer: P L Travers Book: Julian Fellowes Original Music and Lyrics: Richard M Sherman, Robert B Sherman New Songs and additional music:, George Stiles, Andrew Drewe Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Jo Beggs Expectations are high. Thanks to a new Disney heyday over the past few years, kids are turning to the oldies and Mary Poppins is, in many households, up ...

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Jest End, Waterloo East Theatre, London

Jodie Jacobs in Jest End

Writer: Garry Lake Director:James Doughty Reviewer: Tom Finch Since 2008 Jest End has been lovingly sending up the London musical theatre scene and now it's back and looking great. The show is essentially a sketch show with a team of four actors who sing new lyrics to familiar show tunes. As with most sketch shows, it is a bit of ...

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Mary Poppins – Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Book: Julian Fellowes Director: Richard Eyre Original Music and Lyrics: Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics: George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Reviewer: Chris Oldham For many, the wistful opening bars of Chim Chim Cher-ee are enough to conjure up memories of Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke dancing in a world above ...

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