The world’s favorite nanny and charming chimney sweep from the classically renowned Mary Poppins, are traveling into Melbourne with a burst of color, unforgettable songs, and magic. 

Staying done from January 29, the production is coming to Her Majesty’s Theatre just after supercalifragilisticexpialidocious runs in Sydney and Brisbane, and will be being on until finally April 30. 

Foremost the all-Australian forged in its return to the magical Cherry Tree Lane, is Stefanie Jones as Mary Poppins and Jack Chambers as Bert the chimney sweep.

When the stage demonstrate is not a straightforward copy and paste of the well known Walt Disney motion picture, Mr Chambers is quick to guarantee that “people who beloved the film, will love the phase clearly show.”

“The clearly show is an amalgamation of the film and textbooks [by Australian-born author P.L. Travers], and so if something, I think it is extra fulfilling and fascinating,” he informed CBD Information

“Audience customers are looking at magic getting done in entrance of their eyes, and although there are a great deal of actually large spectacle moments in the show, at the end of the working day it has a good deal of coronary heart and I imagine that surprises a large amount of people.”

As somebody who resonates with Bert becoming a “song and dance man”, Mr Chambers stated that although loving the film as a child he did not realise how cozy it would be to embody the character of Bert until he went for the role. 

But though the position of Bert was famously executed by Dick Van Dyke in the movie, Mr Chambers made the decision to not go back to the unique and imitate the role.

“I, of course, had some memory in the back of my mind from what I experienced found as a kid, but I didn’t want it to be fresh new in my mind and I required to read what was down on paper and uncover it for myself,” he claimed. 

“I knew Bert was charming, cheeky, likeable and personable, so I just tried out to bring that and deliver aspects of myself to that as effectively simply because then it will occur throughout as authentic.”

Developing up with music and dance all-around him and the means to abide by his older sister’s dancing routines whilst even now in a nappy, it is no ponder that Mr Chambers fell into the musical theatre entire world. 

While locating dance the most pure, as apparent from the awesome performances that observed him being topped winner of the first year of So You Assume You Can Dance Australia, his additional enthusiasm for singing and actively playing figures has observed his profession soar. 

And just after thrilling performances in his hometown of Brisbane where by audience users were observed to be immersed into the tale fully, he is prepared to clearly show Melburnians what all the fuss is about. 



He stated that when audiences ought to assume to be absolutely fulfilled, primarily when it arrived to lots of of the new music and audio by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, it was best they came with no expectations.

“While you are heading to get a lot of the legendary tracks from the flicks, there are a ton of unique operates and tunes that have been specially penned for the present that people today have not listened to prior to, and they have been written so superbly that they come to feel like they were being aspect of the movie,” he stated.

Mary Poppins is co-directed by Matthew Bourne and Richard Eyre. •

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Caption: Mary Poppins.

Photograph: Daniel Boud.

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