“What was that? Where did it… There it is! It’s a key! It’s the key to the garden! I found the key to the Secret Garden! But the door! Where is the door…”
When The Secret Garden first premiered on Broadway, it was met with rave reviews, international success and multiple Tony Awards. Now it is returning to The London Palladium for one day only.
Based on the much-loved literary classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this heart-warming story is re-imagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon (Doctor Zhivago) and the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman.
Young, orphaned Mary Lennox arrives at her uncle’s secluded country home to find a reclusive, long-suffering collection of souls — and the mysterious tale of a secret garden. Together with new-found friends, Mary breathes life into the secret garden. She blossoms too, and through her adventures, tends to all the hearts around her.
Brought to you by the team behind the five-star concert version of Doctor Zhivago; The Secret Garden will star some of the best talent the West End has to offer. Leading the cast are Lucie Jones (Waitress), Ramin Karimloo (Phantom of the Opera) and Jac Yarrow (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) who will be directed by international director, Nick Winston (Cats, Mame, Guys and Dolls).
Joining them will be Ben Forster (The Phantom of the Opera). Celinde Schoenmaker (The Light in the Piazza), Adam J Bernard (Dreamgirls), Melanie La Barrie (& Juliet), Sarah Bakker (Chess), Michael Riseley (Les Mis), Bianca Baykara (School of Rock), Sejal Keshwala (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Johndeep More (The Kite Runner) and Lousie Turnbull.
Aoife Hughes and Darcy Jacobs will share the role of Mary, with Isaac Lancel Watkinson and Finley Glasgow sharing the role of Colin