Briden Starr
Candice Dixon
Carla ( Ben Grey) from Bankstown
Deputy Premier Matt Kean & Family
Bob Sewell, Carlos Candall and Sam Sewell
Hayley Flowers & Sophie Lavender
James Tobin & niece
Jeremy Fernandez and guest
Karina Carvalho
Lucy Durack
Michael & Camille Cassel & Kids

Premier Dominic Perrottet & his daughters
Ros Childs and son
Sally Obermeder & daughter
Verity Hunt- Ballard (previous Mary Poppins)
Young Cast Member Alternates
Stuart Ayres MP

It seemed that the entire front bench of the NSW Government attended the premiere of Mary Poppins. 

In particular, Deputy Premier Matt Kean attended with his young family and Premier Dominic Perrottet walked the Red Carpet with three of his daughters. Former Premier Mike Baird was spotted as he left the Sydney Lyric Theatre. 

The other unusual aspect of this premiere relates to what I discussed in my opening paragraphs.

As I descended the escalator to the street level there was a very large contingent of police ready to protect the Premier and his Ministry as they left. 

Other distinguished guests were the Mary Poppins Australian producer Michael Cassel and his family, Sir Cameron Mackintosh and his partner, and George Stiles who wrote additional songs for this production.

Featured image : Belinda & Coco Russell. All photos by Ben Apfelbaum