Directed by Nick Winston (Bonnie & Clyde) with music direction by Adam Hoskins (Doctor Zhivago), the cast will feature Mark Feehily (Westlife) as Neville, Hadley Fraser (The Pirate Queen) as Archibald, Maiya Quansah-Breed (Six) as Martha, Alex Thomas-Smith (& Juliet) as Dickon, and Emma Williams (Half a Sixpence) as Lucy, with Darcy Jacobs as Mary, Isaac Lancel-Watkinson as Colin, Michael Riseley as Captain Albert Lennox, Linda John-Pierre as Mrs. Medlock, Grace Mouat as Alice, Aleyna Mohanraj as Ayah, Johndeep More as Fakir, Glain Rhys as Rose, and Howard Scott Walker as Ben Weatherstaff.
Lucy Drever will narrate the evening, and students from Trinity Laban Musical Theatre be part of the ensemble.
Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with a book and lyrics by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman and music by two-time Grammy winner and Tony nominee Lucy Simon, The Secret Garden was first produced on Broadway in 1991. The musical received six Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, winning for Best Book of a Musical, Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Daisy Eagan), and Best Scenic Design of a Musical.
This concert production will have sound design by Jonny Dickie and Joshua Robins, lighting design by Joseph Thomas, and social media by The Digi Creative.
Lambert Jackson said in a statement, “After two canceled shows due to the pandemic, we're thrilled to finally be bringing this beautiful concert musical to the London Palladium. The Secret Garden has a special place in many people’s hearts. Be it as a musical, a novel, or a film, the enduring story has a way of staying with you with the timely message to live life to the full.”
The Secret Garden is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. For ticket information, click here.