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Mary Poppins cast changes from 10 April
Cast changes in Mary Poppins from 10 April 2006: Louise Gold takes over the role of 'Miss Andrew' & Diane Langton 'Bird Woman'.
The musical, which opened at the Prince Edward Theatre on 15 Dec 2004, following previews from 6 Dec, continues to feature: Scarlett Strallen ‘Mary Poppins’. Gavin Lee ‘Bert’, Aden Gillett ‘George Banks’, Eliza Lumley ‘Winifred Banks’. Sarah Flind ‘Mrs Brill’, with Ray C Davis as ‘Park Keeper’ and Andrew Pepper as ‘Robertson Ay’.
Louise Gold has a wealth of West End experience behind her, most recently playing ‘Dottie Otley’ in “Noises Off” at the Piccadilly Theatre and ‘The Baroness’ in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” at the London Palladium. Her films and TV work includes “The Alan Clark Diaries”, “The House of Elliott” and “Topsy Turvey”. She was also the voice of ‘The Queen’, ‘Princess Diana’ and ‘Nancy Reagan’ in “Spitting Image”.
Diane Langton has recently been seen on stage in London in “Follies” at the Royal Festival Hall, “Spend Spend Spend” at the Piccadilly Theatre and “Chicago” and the Adelphi Theatre. Her television includes “Doctors”, “Holby City” and two series of “Heartbeat".
Based on the stories by P.L. Travers and the 1964 Walt Disney film, the show is produced by Thomas Schumacher for Disney Theatrical Productions, and Cameron Mackintosh. It is directed by Richard Eyre, co-direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, with additional choreography by Stephen Mear. Bob Crowley will design the sets and costumes. Lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound by Andrew Bruce, and orchestrations by William David Brohn.
Mary Poppins, include many of the original songs from the film with music and lyrics by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman. Including "Chim Chim Cher-ee", A Spoonful of Sugar", "Feed The Birds" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious".
The new stage production has been created, in collaboration with Cameron Mackintosh, Julian Fellowes who has written the book, and George Stiles and Anthony Drewe who have written the new songs and additional music and lyrics.