A one-night-only concert production of musical The Secret Garden will be staged at London Palladium.
The Tony award-winning musical, adapted from the 1911 novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett, will take place on 28 August with tickets on sale now here.
With book and lyrics by Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon, the concert production will be directed by Nick Winston (Bonnie & Clyde, Rock of Ages, Beauty and the Beast) with music direction by Adam Hoskins (Doctor Zhivago, Camelot in Concert, Songs For A New World).
The cast will feature Mark Feehily (Westlife), Hadley Fraser (The Pirate Queen), Maiya Quansah-Breed (Six), Alex Thomas-Smith (&Juliet) and Emma Williams (Half a Sixpence).
They’ll be joined by Darcy Jacobs, Isaac Lancel-Watkinson, Michael Riseley, Linda John-Pierre, Grace Mouat, Aleyna Mohanraj, Johndeep More, Glain Rhys and Howard Scott Walker with narration by Lucy Drever.
Students from Trinity Laban Musical Theatre will be joining the cast as the ensemble.
Lambert Jackson are presenting this one-night-only concert with a creative team comprising Nick Winston (Director), Adam Hoskins (Musical Director), Jonny Dickie and Joshua Robins (Sound Design), Joseph Thomas (Lighting Design) and The Digi Creative (Social Media).
In a lonely manor house on the Yorkshire Moors, Archibald Craven (Hadley Fraser) is stifled by his manipulative brother (Mark Feehily) and yearns for his beautiful, late wife (Emma Williams), all the while becoming more isolated and remote from his crippled son (Isaac Lancel-Watkinson).
But their quiet routine is turned upside down when young Mary Lennox (Darcy Jacobs) is sent to live with them following the death of her parents in India.
She finds a secret walled garden hidden in the grounds and with the help of a few friends (Alex Thomas-Smith and Maiya Quansah-Breed) releases the magic and adventure locked inside it, changing their lives forever.
Lambert Jackson, who first intended to stage the show in 2020, said: “After two cancelled 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.”
Tickets will go on sale on Friday, 13 May at 10AM from the London Palladium website and Ticketmaster.