Mary Poppins we know is practically perfect in every way, as is the production of the famous story loved the world over by children and adults alike.

It can be tricky to transport the magic from the big screen to the stage, but this play did so and more, exceeding all expectations.

The show, based on the original stories by P L Travers, opens with cheeky chappy Bert, introducing us to Cherry Tree Lane. At number 17, the Banks family may be found —Mr and Mrs Banks, their two children, Jane and Michael and their cook, Mrs Brill together with an odd-job man, Robertson Ay.

Jane and Michael are out of control and they get through nannies at a frightening rate — until Mary Poppins arrives, flying through the air with the aid of her umbrella, drawing gasps from the crowd.

As she took the children on a journey of discovery we were treated to Chim Chim Cheree, A Spoonful of Sugar and Feed the Birds — sung in perfect pitch by the strong cast, Lisa O’Hare as Mary, leading the way to give Julie Andrews a run for her money.

The show stopper was certainly Supercalifragilisticexpiali-docious. Children jumped in their seats, clapping and singing along as acrobats and contortionists took to the stage.

The set production was superb. With a folding house, chimney sweeps walking on the ceiling and Mary Poppins’ bottomless carpet bag, the team deserve top marks.

Family values run inherent in the show, so grab the children and have yourself a super (califragilisticexpialidocious) time.

Mary Poppins runs until March 7. Tickets priced £16 to £41.50 can be obtained from 0844 847 2403