Take Five: Including Anchored and Forbidden Love

By Guy Somerset In Take Five

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20th October, 2012
1 The new stage version of Disney musical MARY POPPINS comes garlanded with awards and critical accolades; it has all those great Sherman Brothers songs; its book is by Julian Fellowes and its originating director in London was Richard Eyre. Which is all well and good, but the million-dollar question remains: will Australian Matt Lee manage to replicate in Bert what is widely held to be the worst cockney accent in cinematic history on the part of Dick Van Dyke. Gor blimey, Guv, it just won’t be the same otherwise. As for the minor matter of Mary: she’ll be played ...

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