Belhaven Hill School

Co-ed Boarding & Day School for ages 5-13

Mary Poppins update


Mary Poppins: latest information update, performance times and tickets

We would like to give you all the chance to come and see the range of our Arts here at Belhaven.

In two weeks our Music, Drama, Dance and Art will combine to present MARY POPPINS.

This is the full scale Makintosh Broadway Musical consisting of 42 musical numbers, dancing, acting and every single pupil in Forms 1, 2 and 6 are involved in some way. It promises to be a spectacular show and a wonderful evening out.

It contains all the famous show stoppers such as Jolly Holiday, A Spoonful of Sugar, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Feed the Birds, Step in Time, Chim Chim Cheree and many many more.

Performances are on Wednesday, 23rd March and Thursday, 24th March, with both performances starting at 7.30 pm. The show lasts about 90 minutes and there will be an interval.

If you are unable to attend either evening, or you may think it late for young children, it may be possible for you to attend the Matinee performance on Tuesday, 22nd March at 4.00pm. However, this option is only available to parents who are unable to make either evening, so you do not miss out!

  • Tickets are unlimited, and you may attend on both evenings. Tickets are also free of charge.

There will be a 'donations bar' on the evenings, so do please bring some cash with you!

Tickets will be allocated on a 'first to reply' basis. So those responding first will receive Row A seats, the next Row B etc. This will mean you have reserved seats on the night so there is no reason to arrive extremely early.

It is most important that you do not order seats that may not be used, otherwise we will have potentially empty seats near the front. Therefore, please only order tickets when you know the number of people attending. Remember tickets are unlimited so please do invite friends, family and neighbours if you wish.

Please email :

  • It is important that you state the night you wish to attend, or both nights.
    Please also state how many tickets you require (ensuring all tickets will be used).
  • You will then receive an email informing you of your row and seat numbers.
  • On the evening, your family name will be on the chairs, and your seats reserved. You should take your seats between 7.10 pm and 7.25 pm. Please note no entry will be allowed after 7.30 pm until there is a scene change.

We greatly look forward to welcoming you to this wonderful full school Production.

Don't miss out on the magic that is ... Mary Poppins

Q & A with 'Bert'

What do you think Bert cares about most in this world?

I think that Bert cares most about being helpful and caring to all, but most of all towards Mary Poppins.  It's like a love story that never happened, everyone wants it to happen.

How have you prepared for this part?

I have learnt most of my lines as well as I can, but the really hard part is learning the music to all my solos.   Even though it's hard, that's the part I really enjoy about musicals.

What advice would you give to a junior who wants to be in a musical?

If you get the chance to be in a musical, tak

e it! Even if you don't want to be an actor, it helps with all jobs, making speeches or saying them. It also is great fun!

Notes from the Directors

As we reach the final rehearsal stages, we have been moving away from putting the basic movements in place to polishing the performances. This Musical truly is an ensemble production. Whether the children are back stage moving props, on stage singing in a minor role, or playing the part of Mary Poppins- everyone is crucial to its success!

We have been focusing primarily on the second half of the production, working on choreography taught by our wonderfully talented gap student Alice. We have also been brushing up on the harmonies and various singing parts for the big number ‘Step in Time.’  From an acting point of view, I have been encouraging the children to be reactive, to remember it is more than just having words to say, it is just as important to be reactive to those around us.

Highlight of the rehearsal – George’s comic timing and Duncan’s policeman. If you want to hear more, you will have to come and see it!