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