October 18, 2008 – The First Foreign Production of Mary Poppins Premieres at Sweden’s Göteborg Opera
“The unconventional governess from the children’s books, which were made into a film and then a musical, now flies into the Göteborg Opera with her magical umbrella.”
On October 18, 2008, the first international production of the hit musical Mary Poppins opened in Göteborg, Sweden, at the Göteborg Opera. The production was externally licensed by Disney Theatrical to Josef Weinberger Limited, with the production being translated into and fully performed in Swedish. The original Swedish production featured Linda Olsson as Mary Poppins and Magnus Borén as Bert. The production closed on March 14, 2009.