Mary Poppins

Original Production Dates:

Preview: Bristol Hippodrome: Previews from September 15 2004, Official opening September 18 2004, end of engagement November 6 2004.
West End Production at the Prince Edward Theatre: December 2004 – January 12 2008
Broadway Production at the New Amsterdam Theatre: November 16 2006 – March 3 2013 (2619 performances)

Revival West End Production returned to the Prince Edward Theatre from 23 October 2019. 
This is based on the touring production, so has a slightly simplified (but still hugely impressive) set compared to the original West End production. 

Official website:

Disney Theatrical:

West End Premiere Production

Director: Richard Eyre
Book: Julian Fellowes
Production Design: Bob Crowley
Co-director & Choreography: Matthew Bourne (with Stephen Mear)
Lighting Design: Howard Harrison
Sound Design: Andrew Bruce
Illusion Design: Jim Steinmeyer

Beautiful cyclorama lighting was achieved using EvenLED – Rob Halliday (the lighting programmer on the show) has written an article about it, as well as the Classic Gear article below.

Related Equipment:

EvenLED (2006 - 2015)
G-Type (1990s - 2005?)


LSI: Classic Gear - EvenLED (September 2008)
[2.85Mb PDF]
From Lighting & Sound International

LSI: Mary Poppins tour (April 2009)
[8.95Mb PDF]
From Lighting & Sound International


Video about the amazing set design, by Bob Crowley

Mary Poppins in Australia