Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • PG

Michael Banks (Whishaw) is facing ruin after the death of his wife, and his sister Jane (Mortimer) can’t help—but then Mary Poppins (Blunt) sails down from the sky. Blunt is suitably brusque and radiant and a fine songstress, and while it’s a sliver of a story it’s impressively imaginative and unashamedly, triumphantly nostalgic.

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Shaftesbury Arts Centre (0.0 miles)

13 Bell Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8AR
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Sat 26 Oct

  • 14:00

Spiegeltent, Paisley (0.0 miles)

County Square, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 1BP
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Thu 17 Oct

Part of The Spree & The Wee Spree.

Mary Poppins is back for another magical adventure. Jane and Michael Banks are now grown up and Michael has three children of his own. They’ve suffered a personal loss, and the wonder has gone out of their lives. But with the help of the practically perfect Poppins, as well as a local lamplighter named Jack, they’ll be able to rediscover the joy and magic they once shared.

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Reviews & features

Mary Poppins Returns

17 Dec 20184 stars

Charming, hugely belated sequel, starring Emily Blunt as the magical nanny

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