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June 13, 2016

It is not often that Hubby and I get out without the children but when we do it is something we make the most of.
For Mother’s Day this year the kids (aka Hubby) bought tickets to go and see Mary Poppins the musical which is touring the country at the moment and has made a stop at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre.
I adore the film and couldn’t wait to see how they transported all my favourite songs from TV to stage and was not disappointed. In fact both Hubby and I were blown away by the amazing performances by Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and Matt Lee as Bert.
Mary Poppins
The show is based loosely on the magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny arriving on Cherry Tree Lane and those expecting a faithful reproduction of the film may be disappointed. Some of the infamous songs are at different points in the show but once you get your head around the fact that the story is being told in a slightly different way, delving more into the Banks family’s past and various relationships, you can’t help but enjoy the spectacle that unfolds in front of you.
The sets and set changes were very clever and transported you from the grey skies of London to the neon bright, colourful and magical world created by Poppins. All my favourite songs, including A Spoonful Of Sugar, Chim Chim Cher-ee and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious were included, as well as all the best-loved characters along with some fabulous new ones.
Mary Poppins
The whole show is spectacular from beginning to end with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs. I love how they did Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and how they remember all the moves to the dance I don’t know (I am on a mission to learn it), but for me Step In Time stole the show with some fabulous tap dancing on and above the stage.
Mary Poppins the musical is a truly magical show and had us clapping, tapping and even singing along and the whole cast fully deserved the standing ovation they got from the whole theatre at the end of the show. I don’t think I will ever walk up the stairs in the same way ever again after seeing the way Mary does it.

I cannot get across just how brilliant this show was, but safe to say I had goosebumps from beginning to end. You can find details of the show and their tour dates at www.marypoppins.co.uk – go on, book a ticket now, spit-spot!

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    Kim Carberry

    June 13, 2016

    Oh wow! It sounds like such a fantastic show…
    I may have to convince my fella to get us tickets. It comes up here later this year 😀

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    Nicola

    June 13, 2016

    Looks amazing! What age would you recommend it from for kids? (I’m assuming no matter how exciting it is it would still be a lot to sit through for little ones!)

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      Kara

      June 13, 2016

      we were sat next to two five year olds who were transfixed – it does depend on the age of the child though. It is three hours long with an interval in the middle, so wouldn’t suit someone who gets bored

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    Jen Walshaw

    June 13, 2016

    I saw this in London on my 31st Birthday way back when I was pregnant with Maxi who is now 11. It was the best day ever. I had tea at the Ritz where the carol singers sang me happy birthday and brought out a cake and then a limo to the Theatre. I was an amazing show. in fact I think it is the best show I have seen.

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    Dean of Little Steps

    June 14, 2016

    I’ve seen the film but have yet to see it on stage. Would love to take T to watch this too. x

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    Cathy Glynn

    June 14, 2016

    It looks like a great day out, would love to take Grace to a show and I love the sound of this x

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    Joanna

    June 14, 2016

    I’d love to go and see this show I’ve not been to a theatre for a long time. I loved watching Mary Poppins as a child.

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    Lauren | Belle du Brighton

    June 14, 2016

    I love live theatre! can’t remember the last time I went but it was definitely way before kids! This show sounds wonderful!

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    JuggleMum, Nadine Hill

    June 14, 2016

    This sounds amazing – I love a good stage show. I actually often like how plays are adapted for the stage as I like to deconstruct it in my head as I’m watching and appreciate the artistry that went into the production. I also enjoy cinema for the locations! I suspect I’m in the minority in that I watch more than the plotline with my media!! Glad you enjoyed it all.

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    Keely

    June 14, 2016

    Wow! What a fantastic day out. I love the film.

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    Anne

    June 14, 2016

    I love seeing anything live, it always has it’s own special magic. It sounds like you really enjoyed this show.

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    Jess @ Catch A Single Thought

    June 15, 2016

    What a brilliant present to get for Mother’s Day, it looks absolutely amazing.

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    Fashion and Style Police

    June 15, 2016

    I have never been to a musical. Would love see one.

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    Ana De- Jesus

    June 15, 2016

    I watched Mary Poppins a few years ago and was blown away by the acting, I have not been on their tour but have seen the stage production .

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    Rachel

    June 15, 2016

    Now this sounds like my idea of heaven for sure, what a great show x

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    Sonia

    June 15, 2016

    I LOVED Mary Poppins as a little girl (still do) I would just love to go and watch this x

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    Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

    June 16, 2016

    That sounds hugely fun! I love the film.

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    Anosa

    June 16, 2016

    I love marry poppins but I am yet to see it in theatres. Sounds like you and hubby had a great night out

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    Marie Barber

    June 16, 2016

    I love musicals and this looks fantastic, I will have to have a look to see if it is coming our way 🙂

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    Anna-Maria

    June 18, 2016

    As a theater kid i love musicals, i never been to Mary Poppins but I heard is brilliant and now is definitely on my list.

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