Mary Poppins

On Monday July 19th, 2004, Nathan began rehearsals for the brand new, world premier production of Mary Poppins the Musical, a collaboration between producers Cameron Mackintosh and Disney. The production marks first time that the novels by P. L. Travers have ever hit the Musical stage, and brings the World's most famous and well-loved nanny to the West End.

The show opened at the Bristol Hippodrome in September 2004, then it arrived at the Prince Edward Theatre in time for Christmas, with the 1st preview on the 6th of December, and the official Premiere on the 15th.

Having taken part in the workshop of the show in October 2003, Nathan was delighted to be able to take part in the full production, as it is the first time he has ever been involved with such a large-scale piece right from its inception.

Nathan played the part of Northbrook, an honest, hard-working Yorkshireman petitioning the bank for a loan so that he can build a factory in his home town, that will provide an industry and income for the people of his community.
He also played the role of Valentine, a doll belonging to Jane Banks, who, with a little magical help from Mary Poppins herself, comes to life to teach the naughty children a valuable lesson about contolling their temper. This is the same part that Nathan had played in the workshop at the Old Vic Theatre a year previously.

This new production features many of the well-known songs from the Disney movie, by the Sherman brothers (Including "Chim Chiminey," "Jolly Holiday," and of course, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."), as well as brand new songs by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the award-winning team behind "Honk!" and "Just So."

The book is by Oscar-winner, Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park), and the show features choreography by Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear, with direction by Richard Eyre.

Cast Details

(In order of appearance)

Bert
Gavin Lee
George Banks
David Haig
Winifred Banks
Linzi Hately
Jane Banks
Charlotte Spencer, Faye Spittlehouse, Carrie Fletcher, Nicola Bowman, Poppy Lee Friar
Michael Banks
Harry Stott, Jack Montgomery, Perry Millward, Ben Watton, Jake Catterall
Katie Nanna
Louisa Shaw
Policeman
Tim Morgan
Miss Lark
Claire Machin
Admiral Boom
Ian Burford
Mrs Brill
Jenny Galloway
Robertson Ay
Gerard Carey
Mary Poppins
Laura Michelle Kelly
Park Keeper
Kevin Williams
Neleus
Stuart Neal
Bank Chairman
Ian Burford
Von Hussler
Alan Vicary
Northbrook
Nathan Taylor
Miss Smythe
Rosemary Ashe
Bird Woman
Julia Sutton
Mrs Corry
Melanie La Barrie
Annie
Poppy Tierney
Fannie
Savannah Stevenson
Valentine
Nathan Taylor
William
Terel Nugent
Mr Punch
Kevin Williams
Doll
Poppy Tierney
Miss Andrew
Rosemary Ashe
Also with
Jye Frasca, Lewis Greenslade, Howard Jones, Sarah Keeton, Matthew Malthouse, Stephen McGlynn, Tamara McKoy Patterson, Zak Nemorin, Lisa O'Hare & Agnes Vandrepote
Swings
Sarah Bayliss, Ashley Day, Philip Michael Thomas, Pippa Raine, Emma Woods and Andrew Wright

PHOTOS

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