Cameron Mackintosh with First Night Records and Warner Music today (6 November 2020) officially release the new live cast recording of the Olivier Award-winning hit West End production of Mary Poppins.
Recorded live at the Prince Edward Theatre, this cast recording is perfect to blow away those winter cobwebs and put a Poppins-style pep back in your step. You can find the definitive supercalifragilistic cast recording on the Mary Poppins website.
We caught up with the fabulous Zizzi Strallen about the upcoming Cast Recording, check out our video below!
Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the original Walt Disney film, the adult cast on this new cast recording comprises Zizi Strallen in the title role, Charlie Stemp as Bert, Joseph Millson as George Banks, Petula Clark as the Bird Woman, Amy Griffiths as Winifred Banks, Claire Moore as Miss Andrew, Claire Machin as Mrs Brill, Jack North as Robertson Ay and Paul F Monaghan as Bank Chairman and Admiral Boom.
The original music and lyrics are by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman which include the classic songs Jolly Holiday, Step in Time, Feed the Birds and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
New songs and additional music are by the Olivier award-winning British team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Book is by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes and the production is co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. The producer for Disney Theatrical Productions is Thomas Schumacher.
Mary Poppins has orchestrations by William David Brohn with dance and vocal arrangements by George Stiles. It has a new sound design by Paul Gatehouse and new lighting by Hugh Vanstone and Natasha Katz. Co-choreography is by Stephen Mear. The reimagined set and costume designs are by Bob Crowley. Co-direction and choreography is by Matthew Bourne and direction by Richard Eyre.
Mary Poppins is planned to return to the West End as early as practical next year once social distancing requirements have been completely removed for theatres.