Mary Poppins to face Voldemort at the Olympics?

A British newspaper is reporting that a 40-foot He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and Mary Poppins – among other noted characters of British literature – will be featured in the Opening Ceremonies of the London Olympics on Friday. The Sunday Times writes:

About 30 actors each depicting Mary Poppins, the magical English nanny played by Julie Andrews in the 1964 Disney film, will descend from the roof of the stadium on wires and “float” to the ground with their opened umbrellas. The nightmare will be banished and happiness restored. “It’s a jaw-dropping sequence,” said one source.

If this is true, it’s going to be completely batshit. I hope it’s true.

In other news, I hear they’ve reached out for some rather unorthodox help in other areas.

3 Replies to “Mary Poppins to face Voldemort at the Olympics?”

  1. As usual for the Olympics, I will be glued to the TV. If true, this would be spectacular!

  2. Well, good on the Olympics for coming up with something other than fencing for me to watch!

    Really, though…Doesn’t this whole idea just sound absurdly like a stage show that a Disney park would run alongside a fireworks display?

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