After spreading magic around the world, Mary Poppins dusts off her trusty umbrella and flies into Birmingham Hippodrome just in time for the Easter holidays.

The award-winning musical, which is currently the largest touring production in the UK, will delight all the family with fun musical numbers, quick-paced gags and heartwarming scenes that will remind you of childhood joy.

Zizi Strallen dons the iconic hat and magical bag as she makes the classic role of everybody’s favourite nanny her own. Taking influence from Julie Andrews, she balances razor-sharp wit with a double helping of heart.

She is joined by loveable chimney sweep Bert (Matt Lee) and dynamic due Georgie Hill and Jabez Cheeseman (Jane and Michael Banks). Each member of the large ensemble cast makes the show truly spectacular as toys, statues and even tables come to life.

Adapted from the captivating stories by PL Travers and the classic Disney film, the stage production of Mary Poppins hosts the timeless score by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman, including favourites such as Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and A Spoon Full of Sugar, that will have the whole audience tapping their toes and singing along. 

During the show’s time, it has won the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography and Best Set Design, and it’s clear to see why. The stage seamlessly switched from being a beautiful park bursting with colour to the Banks’ home of 17 Cherry Lane literally opening up before your eyes, and back again with ease.

Children and adults alike were left dumbfounded as they waved goodbye to Marry Poppins at the end of the show as she flew into the audience and out of the theatre, all while spreading her special kind of magic, showing audiences everywhere that anything can happen if you let it.

Mary Poppins runs at Birmingham Hippodrome until 21st April. For more information and to buy tickets, please visit

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