We know you were counting down the days until the upcoming Australian production of Mary Poppins floats into Sydney this May – and now, it is here!
After a year-long search, it was announced that Stefanie Jones would take on the lead role, transforming into the magical Nanny who is ‘practically perfect in every way’ – a role that has continued to own our hearts since first portrayed by Dame Julie Andrews back in the 1965 Disney feature film.
Mary Poppins is undeniably special, so to be given this opportunity to bring her to life is thrilling. I still vividly remember my own experience seeing the show for the first time, and now I am so honoured to share the magic with a whole new generation of Australian audiences. I’m also so excited to meet all the other talented humans that I will share this truly unique story with each night.Stephanie Jones on being chosen as Mary Poppins
Jones also joins the ranks of other legendary performers who have worn Mary’s sensible shoes, including Verity Hunt-Ballard, Ashley Brown, and Zizi Strallen.
Jones began her musical theatre career at just seven years old, performing as Young Eponine in the 10th Anniversary Tour of Les Miserables. Among her notable credits, the Sydney-based actor, singer, and musician most recently performed in Muriel’s Wedding – The Musical, a performance that earned her the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.
The creative team behind the upcoming Australian production of Mary Poppins have worked to make it more thrilling and more spectacular than ever. The scenic design is even more magical than first time round, and it has reopened to a rapturous response from critics and audiences in London.
A magical evening which will make your spirit soar and your jaw drop.The Daily Telegraph
The full Australian cast of exciting performers will be announced in March.
The original production of Mary Poppins first flew into Sydney in 2010, it became an instant smash-hit, breaking box office records and winning a record-breaking eight Helpmann awards including Best Musical.
The original stage production opened in the West End in December 2004, running for over 1,250 performances. During this time, the production won two Olivier Awards and an Evening Standard Award. Subsequently the Tony Award-winning Broadway production ran for over six years.
Mary Poppins is now transforming Sydney Lyric Theatre. Tickets on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.