Poppins farewells Marina Prior

Tonight will mark Marina Priors final performance as Mrs Winifred Banks. Regarded by many as Australia’s quintessential leading lady, Prior has been with the show since it first opened in Melbourne in July 2010. The role earned her a 2011 Helpmann nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.

Coming into the role to replace Prior is Pippa Grandison, most recently known in music theatre circles for playing Elphaba in Wicked in 2010.

We are expecting some more cast change announcements before the opening of the Brisbane season in late December. Philip Quast, currently playing Mr Banks, has already announced that he is leaving the show to star in the Australian premiere of Yes, Prime Minister, which opens in Melbourne on January 31.

Erin James

Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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