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Sunday, December 12, 2004

Mary Poppins: Go Ahead, Make My Day

Items like this help to explain the decline of the British empire:

A London theatre is warning that its new play based on the novel behind the international film classic Mary Poppins is too scary for young children.

The version showing at the Prince Edward Theatre is much closer to the original sombre story by Pamela Travers (1899-1996) than to the sugary Walt Disney film of 1964.

The theatre is barring parents from bringing children under the age of three and advising them not to take those under seven, as there are upsetting scenes, including one with toys coming to life in the children's nursery.

Kids under three should be left with their nanny...


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