Theatre / Preview

Experience the magic of Mary Poppins Returns early

Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family and you can be a part of the magic before anyone else.

It might have been nearly 55 years since Mary Poppins flew away from the Banks’ family home, but now everyone’s favourite singing nanny is set to return. In what is one of the longest gaps between film sequels in history, Mary Poppins Returns is ready to land in cinemas this New Years Day. But thanks to some extra special events, you don’t have to wait that long.

Set in 1930s London – two decades after the events of the original film – Mary Poppins Returns sees the former nanny of Jane and Michael Banks return. The kids are now all grown-up, and Michael is living with his three children and housekeeper in the house on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins comes back to live with the family.

Golden Globe Award-winning actress Emily Blunt will step into the role made famous by Julie Andrews, with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep in supporting roles. Van Dyke is the only actor from the original film to return, portraying the son of one of his original characters.

 

While the film is set to open nationally on New Years Day (Tuesday 1 January) The Regent Theatre, in Melbourne and State Theatre in Sydney are both giving fans the chance to see the film before anyone else.

Opening with a Premiere Gala Evening in both cities, the magical movie event will include practically-perfect pre-show entertainment, and a gift bag Mary would love, as well as the chance to be one of the first people in the country to see the film.

Following that, Melbourne’s Regent Theatre will host a strictly limited premiere season for five magical nights. Children’s tickets are also available for these sessions, making tickets a practically perfect Christmas gift.

Mary Poppins Returns will open with a Gala Evening at Sydney’s State Theatre on Tuesday 18 December and Melbourne’s Regent Theatre on Thursday 20 December. The Regent Theatre will also host the film’s premiere season from Wednesday 26 December until Sunday 30 December. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.com.au.

Share post