James Corden took The Late Late Show to London this week, and filmed a very special Crosswalk Musical.
“After the success of the last few Crosswalk Musicals, I knew I had to get the company out of Los Angeles. It was too much: the constant fame, the adulation, the cocaine,” James said, before revealing that they would be performing Mary Poppins.
The chat show host then introduced Sir Ben Kingsley, “It takes one great man to make a great show, but it takes an even greater man to invite another great man to make that show great.”
Kingsley was cast as Bert, a role originated by Dick Van Dyke in the 1964 movie musical.
James performed plenty of Mary Poppins’ hits, including “Spoonful of Sugar”, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”, “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Step in Time” and “Let’s Go Fly a Kite.”