Someone Magical is Returning... Cameron Mackintosh and Disney Theatrical Group's Mary Poppins returns to Edinburgh

Cameron Mackintosh and Disney’s spectacular production of the classic multi award-winning musical Mary Poppins will return to the Festival Theatre as part of a 2024/2025 UK and Ireland tour.


20 years after the world premiere in Bristol and subsequent, record breaking productions around the world, Mary Poppins flies back into the Festival Theatre on the 22 January 2025 to the 15 February 2025.

Acclaimed Australian stars, Stefanie Jones and Jack Chambers reprise their roles as Mary Poppins and Bert, having both received critical acclaim and nightly standing ovations for their performances in the recent Australian production. The Age hailed Stefanie “a terrific Mary Poppins, who gives an impeccable performance”, and called Jack Chambers “a glorious Bert, with happy feet and a thousand-watt smile.” Further casting to be announced soon.

Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film, the story of the World’s favourite nanny arriving on Cherry Tree Lane is more magical than ever before featuring dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs.

Mary Poppins. Photo by Daniel Boud (2).jpg
Mary Poppins © Daniel Boud

Producer and Co-creator Cameron Mackintosh, said: 

“It is amazingly already 20 years since Mary Poppins first landed onto the stage at the Bristol Hippodrome and started spreading Pamela Travers' magical stories around the great cities of the world. Mary has soared triumphantly around the globe and our recent Australian production discovered two of the most delightful Mary and Berts ever - Stefanie Jones and Jack Chambers - whom I'm thrilled to be bringing to the United Kingdom and Ireland to star in this spectacular new National tour. They are heading a wonderful cast and I'm sure you will find this the most magical production of Mary Poppins ever, practically perfect in every way!”

Thomas Schumacher, Chief Creative Officer and Producer, Disney Theatrical Group said: 

“It is a joy to bring this glorious production back to the UK and Ireland under the guiding hand of our long-time partner Cameron Mackintosh. It is a privilege to keep the beloved tale of Mary and the Banks family alive for audiences who know it well, and for a new generation of theatregoers."

Mary Poppins has original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman with new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. The book is by Julian Fellowes and this production is co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. It has orchestrations by William David Brohn and dance and vocal arrangements by George Stiles. It has sound design by Paul Gatehouse and lighting by Hugh Vanstone. Co-Choreography is by Stephen Mear. The set and costume designs are by Bob Crowley. Co-direction and choreography is by Matthew Bourne and direction is by Richard Eyre.

Mary Poppins. Photo by Daniel Boud (1).jpg
Mary Poppins © Daniel Boud

Become a Friend today to enjoy priority booking!

Click here to become a friend

Priority booking: Tuesday 12 March 11am

General sale: Monday 18 March 11am