In addition to the previews of which you have already been notified, on behalf of Disney we are delighted to confirm an additional screening of Rob Marshall’s MARY POPPINS RETURNS.
When: Thursday 20 December
Time: 6.30pm start
Location: AFTRS Theatre, the Entertainment Quarter, Building 130, Moore Park
Synopsis: In Disney’s MARY POPPINS RETURNS an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place, The Girl on the Train) stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana) plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London. The film also stars Ben Whishaw (Spectre) as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer (Hugo) as Jane Banks; Julie Walters (Harry Potter films) as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins) as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.
MARY POPPINS RETURNS is directed by Rob Marshall from a screenplay by David Magee and the screen story is by Magee, Rob Marshall & John DeLuca based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The music score is by Marc Shaiman and the film features all new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman. Cinematography is by Dion Beebe.
Duration: 130 minutes
Disney is releasing the film nationally on 1 January 2019.