After years of speculation, Disney Theatrical Productions and the Cameron Mackintosh Theatrical Group have joined forces to bring one of the most beloved films in history on stage. P.L. Travers' timeless creation continues to exert an extraordinary hold over contemporary imagination and the power of the material has attracted some of the theatre's finest creative talents to work on the project. The internationally renowned and multi award-winning creative team assembled for Mary Poppins is led by stage and film director Richard Eyre.
Brian Sibley, a well-known British author and radio personality, is coauthor, with Peter Lord, of Abrams's "Creating 3-D Animation." An expert on animation, illustration, and fantasy literature, his many books include "Shadowlands: The Story of C. S. Lewis and Joy Davidman;""The Land of Narnia"; and "The Map of Tolkien's Middle Earth." He was a personal friend of P. L. Travers and co-wrote with her a never-produced sequel to "Mary Poppins." He lives in London.Michael Lassell is a widely published, award-winning author of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, whose work has appeared in scores of newspapers, magazines, literary journals, and anthologies. A former theater critic, he holds degrees from Colgate University, the California Institute of the Arts, and the Yale School of Drama. He lives in New York City, where he is the articles director of "Metropolitan Home" magazine. Previously, he wrote "Aida," "Celebration-The Story of a Town," and compiled "Disney on Broadway" for Disney Editions.