Multi-award winning musical Mary Poppins is set to embark on a UK tour this autumn, opening at the Leicester Curve on October 13

“I’m delighted to be bringing Mary Poppins back to the UK and for the first time to Dublin, after spreading her magic around the world,” says the show’s cocreator, Cameron Mackintosh.

“Since we originally staged the production, we’ve found even more magical ways to stage this timeless tale and I’m sure the audience will find our new Mary practically perfect in every way.”

Tickets for earlier tour dates are on sale now (www.marypoppins.co.uk) and include Bristol Hippodrome from October 29 to November 28 (www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristolhippodrome) and December 3 to January 9 at Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre (www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie)