Time is running out…grab your spoon full of sugar and your chimney sweep broom and head to London's Prince Edward Theatre for the spectacular stage performance of ‘Mary Poppins' before the final curtain comes down of its West End run.


Step back in time as the 1964 all-singing all-dancing family movie lights up the theatre stage.


‘Mary Poppins' needs no introduction - but here's a brief one anyway, just in case - everyone's favourite nanny swoops on into Cherry Tree Lane to look after unruly siblings Jane and Michael Banks and whips them into shape…with a few magical adventures along the way, with her friend Bert.


Prepare to be dazzled and entertained. This show has everything - it's flawless - the attention to detail is perfect, from all the costumes to the intricate and sophisticated set, both designed by Bob Browley.

The acting is top-notch in this high-class Disney and Cameron Mackintosh production. You'll find it hard to tell apart the original actors from the likes of Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke and others to those you see on stage. And the singing and dancing are second to none.

Charlie Stemp is a wonderfully cheerful Bart. He acts, sings and dances flawlessly and we all know he is one of the most talented actors we have in the West End. Beatrice Penny-Toure, Zizi Strallen's cover, made her debut as Mary Poppins in November and is the first black woman to play the role. She gives a warm and delicate performance and has a delicate, brilliant voice.


You'll find it difficult to sit still and stay quiet when you hear some of the classic songs - you know I'm talking about the likes of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Chim Chim Cheree and A Spoonful of Sugar. Numbers like Jolly Holiday and Step in Time are really joyful to watch are a joy to watch, thanks also to the choreography of Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear.

The list could go on because the soundtrack is brilliant - so much so that the creators of this show have added in an extra few numbers for good measure.


There's so much nostalgia and it will feel like the movie from your television set from way back when has come to life, real life…with some Mary magic…because it has.


Be amazed when Mary Poppins first arrives on the set and be even more spellbound by her exit. She'll never disappoint and neither does this show, not in any way.


Hurry and catch this if you can. It's on until January 8 and you can find tickets from £27 here.   You can use the code LTR8 to get an extra 8% off.


Review: Sunita Jaswal   Cover photo: @BeatricePennyT2