If you know your chim chim cher-ees from your chim chim cher-oos, this one's for you. This spring, over three consecutive performances, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will play the entire score of Mary Poppins live, while the original film screens in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.
Released way back in 1964 and based on a series of books by Australian-born writer P.L. Travers, the Walt Disney film has been a childhood staple since. If you haven't spent at least one sleepless night trying to memorise the spelling of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, then, quite frankly, you haven't lived.
Other unforgettable songs among the score include "A Spoonful of Sugar", "Feed the Birds" and "Let's Go Fly a Kite". They're all the work of the Sherman Brothers, who wrote more film scores than any other composing duo in history. Just some of the soundtracks in their oeuvre are Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Charlotte's Web and The Aristocrats. That's right, you have a lot to thank them for.