Mary Poppins is coming to the North East for seven-week run

Mary Poppins, by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, is flying into Newcastle's Theatre Royal next year.
Mary Poppins, by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, is flying into Newcastle's Theatre Royal next year.

Award-winning musical Mary Poppins is coming to the North East next year.

The show, from Disney and producer Cameron Mackintosh, will run at the Theatre Royal, in Newcastle, from September 8 to October 29, 2016.

Following his recent successes with Barnum and Oliver! at the venue, in Grey Street, Cameron Mackintosh is returning with yet another favourite in Mary Poppins.

He said: “It’s hard to believe that it is already 11 years since Mary Poppins first landed on the London stage. My goodness, time flies even faster than our beloved Nanny.

“I’m delighted to bring this wonderful musical to Newcastle after spreading its magic around the world. Since we originally staged the production we have found even more magical ways to stage this timeless tale and I’m sure you will find our new Mary practically perfect in every way.”

The magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny arriving on Cherry Tree Lane has been brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs.

Mary Poppins, by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, is flying into Newcastle's Theatre Royal next year.

Mary Poppins, by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, is flying into Newcastle's Theatre Royal next year.

The stage version of Mary Poppins is brilliantly adapted from the wonderful stories by PL Travers and the beloved Walt Disney film.

The stage production of Mary Poppins is co-created by Mackintosh and has a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes.

It has a timeless score by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman including the songs Jolly Holiday, Step in Time, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Feed the Birds with new songs and additional music and lyrics by the Olivier award-winning British team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. The producer for Disney Theatrical Productions is Thomas Schumacher.

The stage production of Mary Poppins originally opened in 2004 and ran in the West End for three years and more than 1,250 performances.

I’m delighted to bring this wonderful musical to Newcastle after spreading its magic around the world.

Cameron Mackintosh

Public and online booking opens on Saturday, May 30. Become a Friend of the Theatre Royal to book from Tuesday, May 26. To become a Friend, visit www.theatreroyal.co.uk or call 08448 11 21 21.

Tickets cost from £22.50. To book, call 08448 11 21 21 or go to www.theatreroyal.co.uk