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Mary Poppins - A Magical Night Out!
Mary Poppins - The Musical
Member Name: Nic25
Mary Poppins - The Musical
Advantages: Fabulous effects and scenery
Disadvantages: Missing some songs...
I went to see Mary Poppins in the Kings Theatre in Edinburgh. The tickets were given to me as a gift, so I didn't pay for them, but had been planning on seeing the show (and travelling 2 hours each way to see it!) anyway, so was really hoping for a good night out.
I wasn't disappointed!!
First of all, I have to admit, I am a HUGE Disney fan, and an even bigger fan of the musicals. I think to pay the amount of money they cahrge for tickets to this, you'd have to be. That, or have small children, although the little boy in front of us actually fell asleep during the 2nd half!
I'm not going to write out the full plotline of the show, anyone interested in going to see the show will already know the general story of Mary Poppins, and propably won't want to waste time reading about it again! I will say though, that they have changed parts of the story from the Disney version, and there was a little twist at the end that really surprised me! My sister wasn't too impressed with this though, claiming that 'they can't change the story now!'
The thing that stood out to me most in the show was the beautiful sets - fabulously painted, and really 'took you into the story', and the special effects. It would be completely worth the money just to see the little one's (any my!) faces when Mary Poppins actually 'flies' into the crowd, and when Bert tap dances on the ceiling!
I was also really impressed with the little child actors in the show. They used a team of little ones I believe, so that the same one wasn't used every night (must be very tiring!), and the little girl and boy we saw were outstanding!
The musical numbers were brilliant, with all the cast really getting into them, and really looking like they were having fun!
The only thing I was slightly disappointed in was the fact that they'd left out a few of the famous well-known songs, and replaced them with new numbers. Obviously things have to move with the times, but would have liked to have seen them keeping the favourites in!!
Overall, this was a fabulous show, one of the best musicals I've seen, and a must for any Disney fan!
Summary: Absolutely brilliant, well worth the money!
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