15 August 2010

Mary Poppins at Her Majesty's Theatre Melbourne

Mum and I went to see Mary Poppins on Friday night.

It was wonderful!

The night started off with dinner at Stalactites Greek restaurant. We had a feast! (Excuse my dodgy photos, I was playing around with the camera settings.)

Pita bread - so delicious - sweet and soft and didn't leave me with a sore tummy like processed bread.
Eggplant dip
Pickled octopus
Mum's lamb gyros plate
My lamb kebab - so massive and full of garlic - superb!
I did the colour accent thing on my camera.
With Mary Poppins poster. (Jacket by Miss Shop, dress by Target Limited Editions.)

I bought up big in the merchandise department. A book, a program, a brooch.
I loved the set so much that I bought a little cardboard one which I assembled.
I wanted the snow dome and the tshirt. When would I use them, though?

Did you know that PL Travers who wrote Mary Poppins was born in Australia?
The show was amazing! I have only been to one other stage show (if you don't count Inspector Gadget and Humphrey B Bear when I was about four years old) - Saturday Night Fever - and I loved Mary Poppins so much more than Saturday Night Fever.

The performers, singing, dancing, costume and set were flawless. It seemed the whole audience loved it. And it made me so proud that this performance is made in Melbourne.

Verity Hunt-Ballard played Mary Poppins. She was brilliant - I want her coats! But I thought the star of the show was Bert the chimney sweep, played by Matt Lee.

The messages Mary Poppins portrays are also beautiful. Reach for the stars. Family is more important than money. Even if you're a chimney sweep, or a bird lady, you can still have a happy life. Look past appearances.

It was so uplifting, and I am still singing 'Chim Chim Cheree'. A work friend and her family were there the same night as Mum and I, and she said they all enjoyed it too.

Photos weren't able to be taken during the show, so here are some from The Sydney Morning Herald.

And these ones:

The show has received wonderful reviews:
A super Poppins flies in
No medicine in Disney's bucketfuls of sugar
Mary Poppins

I thoroughly recommend seeing it!

Mary Poppins is playing at Her Majesty's Theatre Melbourne until December.


  1. oh i really wish i was going to see it now!
    i'm going to investigate the ticket situation.

  2. Now I really can't wait, Carly!! And I wish I was having Greek food for dinner!


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