Mary Poppins the musical will take centre stage at Dubai Opera in May 2017 for a 19-day run, becoming the third significant West End / Broadway performance of its kind to visit the region after Les Misérables.
Multi-award winning producer, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, commented on the announcement: “It’s hard to believe that it is already 12 years since Mary Poppins first landed on the London stage. I'm delighted to be bringing her to Dubai for the very first time, after spreading her 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 story of Mary Poppins tells the tale of the Banks family, their nanny and chimney sweep Bert who came together on Cherry Tree Lane in Edwardian London.
Originally written by PL Travers, the life and times of which were recently retold in a Hollywood film starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, and immortalised on screen by Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, has captivated audiences for more than 75 years.
Jasper Hope, chief executive at Dubai Opera said: “Mary Poppins is a magical musical which has enchanted family audiences around the world for a decade – the chance to see this spectacular production now on the GCC’s most incredible live stage is nothing short of Supercalifragilistic!”
Tickets go on sale from 27 November at www.dubaiopera.com.