Back in the early 1990s The Secret Garden managed to win over crowds in the United States. It was such a success that it earned numerous Tony Awards and had audience members humming tunes like The House Upon The Hill and Life Me Up, amongst others, as they left the theatre.
Now that musical finally gains its premiere on this side of the Atlantic, with younger performers (and some adults) providing a gripping musical for those above the age of 16 at the Ambassadors Theatre. Under the direction of Rupert Hands audiences take a trip back to the Yorkshire of the early 20th century as we follow our lead character on a journey of discovery.
Hands has worked with some of the capital’s biggest names like Jamie Lloyd and Lucy Bailey and has accumulated a wealth of experience to do justice to this beloved work.
The lead character goes by the name of Mary Lennox, a young girl who has been orphaned whilst living in India and now finds herself starting a new life with a family with whom she has no connection in rural Yorkshire. Ultimately she is set on a new path to discover her auntie’s secret garden and along the way a new adventure unfolds and a project helps her find a new lease of life.
It is based on the famous novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which was published over a century ago and has spawned numerous stage, film and television adaptations over the years. So this is a familiar story and one that audiences continue to revisit time and time again.
And as this is a new version that is performed by many children and aimed at a younger crowd it is likely to be a stand-out show for the summer months in the West End. It plays at the Ambassadors Theatre from July and takes up the space that also remains the home of the long-running Stomp.
|Booking From:||Wednesday, 31st August 2016|
|Booking Until:||Wednesday, 31st August 2016|
|Running Time:||1 hour 15 minutes (No interval)|
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