Ben Forster, Melanie La Barrie & Celinde Schoenmaker join The Secret Garden

28 Feb
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
Full cast announced for The Secret Garden in concert

As if we weren't excited enough about the initial casting of Lucie Jones, Ramin Karimloo and Jac Yarrow, the full cast of StageFaves taking part in The Secret Garden concerts at the London Palladium are giving us palpitations!

Lambert Jackson Productions have announced the full company for the forthcoming concert performances of The Secret Garden, which take place at the West End's London Palladium on 4 April 2020 at 3pm and 7.30pm.

Joining the previously announced Lucie Jones, Ramin Karimloo and Jac Yarrow are Sarah Bakker (Rose), Bianca Baykara (Alice), Adam J Bernard (Ben Weatherstaff), Lucy Drever (Narrator), Louise Ellard-Turnbull (Mrs Winthrop), Ben Forster (Neville Craven), Sejal Keshwala (Ayah), Melanie La Barrie (Mrs Medlock), Johndeep More (Fakir), Michael Riseley (Captain Albert Lennox) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Lily).

In the children's parts, and sharing the roles of Colin Craven are Finley Glasgow and Isaac Lancel Watkinson, and of Mary are Aoife Hughes and Darcy Jacobs, with Trinity Laban Musical Theatre forming the ensemble.

Based on the much-loved literary classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the heart-warming story of The Secret Garden is reimagined 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.

The Lambert Jackson concert staging of The Secret Garden is directed by Nick Winston, with musical direction by Adam Hoskins.