Matilda Simmons stars as Mary Poppins in Riverside Girls High School production opening tonight alongside Charlotte Aquaro, Emily Simmons, Lucy Pennington, Ainsley Burge and Laura Wachsmann. TWT – On The Rooftops Of London – PHOTO.

Mary Poppins opens tonight

The magical world of Mary Poppins comes to life at Riverside Girls High School tonight.

The show runs until this Friday and lead role of Mary Poppins is played by Matilda Simmons who told The Weekly Times she is delighted to perform alongside 70 cast members and a 45 piece orchestra.

“This is truly a magical production with so many special characters and such a wonderful musical score,” she said.

“For me the real magic is how the characters come alive with some many different scenes and sets and how the whole performance flows with tremendous energy.”

Matilda said she has been inspired by Julie Andrews’ performance in the lead role.

“My favourite scene in Mary Poppins is Step In Time performed by the chimney sweeps on the rooftops of London.”

Drama teacher Renae Young agreed Mary Poppins is magical.

“This is our largest ever production at Riverside and for me the magic is how our orchestra and actors come together to make the world of Mary Poppins come alive on stage.” Ms Young said.

Tickets are on sale today (Wednesday) and are purchased online at