The Real Mary Poppins explores the fascinating relationship between Australian author Pamela Travers and her much-loved character, Mary Poppins. The universally adored magical nanny has enthralled three generations of children and parents although very few people know about the Australian creator and her remarkable yet troubled life. This is a story of a complex woman who escaped her upbringing in rural Australia to pursue her dream of becoming a writer, reinventing herself and her past along the way.
An intriguing documentary combining interviews and footage interwoven with clips from the major motion picture, Saving Mr Banks (starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks) plus new interviews with the cast, The Real Mary Poppins finally reveals the enigma that was Pamela Travers and the origin of one of the most popular characters in fiction.
“Equal parts funny and sad. Travers was able to see the beauty in her struggles and create something wonderful for them.” – THE AGE
The Real Mary Poppins is available now.