How Mary Poppins has changed for the stage
The stage adaptation of Mary Poppins is not the kind of show where the actors can afford to let their concentration lapse.
There are several precise and tricky cues for the cast to hit across the three-hour West End production.
Props have to appear from (or disappear into) thin air. There are magic tricks. Characters dance upside down on the ceiling. There are scenes that involve complex choreography, kite flying and statues coming to life.
It's a testament to how tightly rehearsed the show is that nothing went wrong at the show's opening night on Wednesday.
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