Mary Poppins script
Mary Poppins (1964)
Synopsis: When Jane (Karen Dotrice) and Michael (Matthew Garber), the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews). Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her Cockney performer friend, Bert (Dick Van Dyke), the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny's sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents (David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns).

Song- How Lordly is the Life I Lead

Mr Banks:
Winifred, where are the children?

Mrs Banks:
They’re not here, dear!

Mr Banks:
What? Of course they’re here. Where else would they be? They should have been bathed and in bed now, why it’s already 6.15!

(From the back of the room, the constable begins to lead Michael and Jane up to the stage through the center aisle.)

Mrs Banks:
But George, they ran away from Katie Nanna. They’re missing again!

Mr Banks:
Missing!!! I’ll deal with this. (Using the phone, up stage stage left) George Banks here. 17 Cherry Tree Lane. It’s a matter of urgency. I should like you to send a policeman around immediately. (Constable, having reached the top of the steps at stage right, “rings” at the door. Mrs. Banks opens the door.)

Mrs Banks:
The policeman’s here George.

Mr Banks:
What? Well I never, how prompt. (into the telephone) What a wonderful service. Thank you so much. Goodnight! (hangs up the telephone and turns)

Mrs Banks:
(moving downstage) Come in constable, come in.

(The Constable steps inside, but Jane and Michael stay outside.)

Constable:
Thank you sir. While going about my duties on the other side of the park, I happen to have come across these here valuables. I believe they’re yours sir!

Mr Banks:
Valuables?

Constable:
Come along you two! (Jane and Michael come in.)

Mrs Banks:
Jane, Michael. (Giving them both a big hug!)

Mr Banks:
Please don’t be so emotional dear!

Constable:
Oh I wouldn’t be too hard on them sir, they’ve had a long and weary day!

Mr Banks (To Children): Come here at once. Well?

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Don DaGradi

Don DaGradi (1911 – August 4, 1991) was a Disney writer who started out as a layout artist on 1940s cartoons including "Der Fuehrer's Face" in 1943. He eventually moved into animated features with the film Lady and the Tramp in 1955. He also worked as a color and styling or sequence consultant on many other motion pictures for Disney. His greatest achievement was for his visual screenplay for Mary Poppins in 1964 for which he shared an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay with Bill Walsh. Don DaGradi died August 4, 1991, in Friday Harbor, Washington. He was named a Disney Legend posthumously, only months after his death. more…

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