Tuesday, February 11

Full casting news for The Secret Garden Concert

Concert performances of The Secret Garden will run on Saturday 4th  April at 3:00 pm and 7.30pm at the London Palladium starring the previosuly announced Lucie Jones as the chambermaid Martha  Ramin Karimloo as Archibald Craven and Jac Yarrow as Dickon. News today is that they will be joined by 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), Celinde Schoenmaker (Lily), and sharing the roles of Colin Craven are Finley Glasgow and Isaac Lancel Watkinson, and  Mary Lennox  are Aoife Hughes and Darcy Jacobs with Trinity Laban Musical Theatre forming the ensemble.

The production is adapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett's Victorian classic novel by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon. The performances will be directed by Nick Winston with more cast and creative team to be announced in due course.

Lucie Jones is starring as Jenna in Waitress (Adelphi Theatre). Her previous theatre credits include A Christmas Carol , Girlfriends , Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer , RENT The Musical , American Psycho, We Will Rock You, Ghost: The Musical , The Prodigals  and Les Miserables.

Ramin Karimloo's international  concert and theatre credits  include Dr Zhivago, Chess in Concert , Jesus Christ Superstar in Concert, Evita , Chess , Anastasia , Murder Ballad , Les Miserables , The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary , Love Never Dies, Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert , The Phantom of the Opera  and Miss Saigon.

Jac Yarrow's theatre credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The London Palladium which he will play again this year,  and Rogers + Hammerstein's Cinderella In Concert.

Nick Winston's previous credits as an international  director and choreographer include Mame , Cats, Club Tropicana , An American In Paris, Rock of Ages, Fame, Guys & Dolls, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Wedding Singer, Bugsy Malone , Flashmob , and Tomorrow Morning . His credits for television include director and choreographer of The Royal Variety Performance 2017, and choreographer of Sondheim at 80 and Shakespeare Live! from the RSC.

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