Planning to bring your 4, 5, or 6 year old to see the new Mary Poppins’ Musical in London? If you are, the producers have a message for you — leave them at home. Because of the length and the dark material in this musical version of PK Travers stories children under three have been banned outright, and it is suggested that children under 7 be left at home (presumably with a nanny other than Ms. Poppins).

This controversial request has created quite a stir. Playbill and the BBC have more. What would Walt have thought? What’s the point of family entertainment if the whole family can’t enjoy it together. Hopefully they’ll have this resolved by the time it makes it to the states.