PHOTO CALL: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Mary Poppins Nears Her West End Bow on Dec. 15

News   PHOTO CALL: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Mary Poppins Nears Her West End Bow on Dec. 15 The third of a trio of eagerly anticipated musical debuts (The Woman in White and The Producers have already bowed) in London's West End this season, Mary Poppins has been doling out spoonfuls of sugar in previews and is set to officially open on Dec. 15.

From Top: Laura Michelle Kelly and Gavin Lee in Mary Poppins
From Top: Laura Michelle Kelly and Gavin Lee in Mary Poppins

Laura Michelle Kelly, who was recently seen on Broadway alongside Alfred Molina in the revival of Fiddler on the Roof, plays the unique nanny in the Cameron Mackintosh produced musical extravaganza. Richard Eyre steers the production, with Tony-winner Matthew Bourne (Swan Lake) serving as co-director and choreographer.

The musical, based on the books by Pamela Travers and the 1964 Disney film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, concerns a magical nanny who brings joy (and a bit of good-natured mayhem) to the lives of the Banks family.

Mary Poppins also features co-choreography by Stephen Mear, lighting by Howard Harrison, set and costume design by Bob Crowley and sound design by Andrew Bruce. Gavin Lee, Charlotte Spencer, Harry Stott, Linzi Hately, David Haig and Rosemary Ashe co-star.

Photos are by Michael Le Poer Trench

From Left: Laura Michelle Kelly, Charlotte Spencer, Harry Stott and Gavin Lee in <i>Mary Poppins</i>
From Left: Laura Michelle Kelly, Charlotte Spencer, Harry Stott and Gavin Lee in Mary Poppins