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Drayton Entertainment’s Mary Poppins

Drayton Entertainment produces live theatre in six historic venues in Ontario.

Dunfield Theatre Cambridge

March 2013 marked the opening of their seventh venue, the new 500-seat Dunfield Theatre Cambridge. Situated near great shopping, dining and beautiful architecture, the theatre is a hidden gem, located along the Grand River in Cambridge, Ontario.

The theatre is fully equipped with a fly system, orchestra pit and some very attractive wood trim.

The fly system gets put to the test in the current production of Mary Poppins. Director Nigel West and choreographer Leigh Constantine have the cast floating on air.

West and Constantine have an impressive pedigree of productions in the U.K and the U.S. Their work on Drayton’s Mary Poppins is garnering excellent reviews.

The Cambridge Times review of Mary Poppins includes this line: “There are strong performances all around…Mary Poppins is a family affair, guaranteed to put a smile on your face.”

The show stars Mark Ledbetter as the affable chimney sweep, Bert, and Jayme Armstrong as the “practically perfect” nanny Mary Poppins

But it’s Jayne Lewis who steals the show as she revels in the nastiness of Miss Andrew, a thick-skinned childhood nanny the audience loves to hate.

The review from Entertain This Thought includes this line: “The entire cast makes magic with this show – a memorable evening for any child – or any adult, for that matter..”

Here’s some video of the show from Drayton Entertainment’s YouTube channel

Mary Poppins plays in Cambridge until April 28th.
It’s a the Huron County Playhouse Aug. 7 to Aug. 31.

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