The Secret Garden


Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Knockhardy Productions present THE SECRET GARDEN

The Secret Garden Broadway Musical by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon enjoyed a 7 performance tour around the UK in the Autumn of 2013.

It ran at Guildford Yvonne Arnaud, St Albans Arena, Fairfield Halls, Trinity Theatre and Buxton Opera House.

It previously has enjoyed a run at The King’s Head Theatre, London and a sell-out performance at Greenwich Theatre as part of the Greenwich Children’s festival.

“Open the door to a world of secrets….”

There’s a door to a garden which has been locked for many years, the key buried and all but forgotten…
When Mary Lennox is orphaned, she must return from India to live with her distant uncle in Yorkshire. With a blossoming friendship with local boy Dickon, Mary begins to take an interest in the mysterious house she now lives and is entranced by the garden…but can she unlock the secrets that are held within?
“A little bit of earth… allows love and happiness to grow…”

From the producing team behind The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Arts Theatre) and The Children of Eden Gala Concert (Prince Edward Theatre), Aria Entertainment and Knockhardy Productions bring the three times Tony Award winning musical The Secret Garden to life in an intimate concert at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington.

Reviews Of The Secret Garden:

“If it were possible to award this show more than 5 stars, then I would, but 5 is sadly the maximum. The most beautiful music I have heard in a long time.” (West End Wilma 5*)

“The Secret Garden In Concert may not be a huge West End production, but it certainly packs a punch along with the bright lights of the bigger shows in Shaftesbury Avenue.” ( 4*)

“This concert production of the show is very special and appeals to all ages, something which very few shows manage to achieve.” (West End Frame 4*)

“The simplicity of the production compliments the blossoming melodies of the score and the unexpectedly humorous dialogue. Plus, the performances from the cast fill the small, intimate space at The King’s Head beautifully.” ( 4*)

“Every actor was magnificent and sent several shivers down my spine.” (West End Wilma 5*)

“Mary Lennox, played by Ana Martin, is wonderfully obnoxious and endearing. Her temperament plays off perfectly against Alexander Evan’s exquisite portrayal of Archibald Craven.” (What’s Peen Seen 5*)

“Donovan’s wide-eyed charm is just lovely to watch.” (The Public Reviews 4*)

“Zoë Curlett as Lily has a simply stunning voice, and packs aching emotion into every glorious note. Rachael McCormick brings fun and likeability to the bumbling Martha.” ( 4*)

“Jordan Lee Davis as Dickon…infused his bright and poppy tunes with a magical power of creation which lit up the stage.” ( 4*)

“Director Matthew Gould has created a tender, bewitching piece powerful enough to reach out and touch you.” (What’s Peen Seen 5*)

“The orchestra sound simply stunning, and add even more emotion to an already picturesque production.” ( 4*)

“The Secret Garden really does offer a remarkable opportunity to hear an excellent, if somewhat neglected, piece of musical theatre, delivered to an excellent standard.” (The Public Reviews 4*)

“As a concert this is an unmissable, first class presentation of a musical that deservedly needs re-visiting.” (Fourthwall Magazine 4*)


Archibald Craven – Alexander Evans
Neville Craven – Ian Knauer
Lily – Zoe Curlett
Martha – Ashleigh Gray
Dickon – Jordan Lee-Davies
Mrs Medlock – Pippa Winslow
Ben Weatherstaff – Martin Johnston
Colin Craven – Elliot Jones and Finlay Banks
Mary Lennox – Anastasia Martin and Olivia Hallett
Male Ensemble and u/s Ben/Archi – Colin Zammit
Male Ensemble u/s Dickon/Nev – Danny Whitehead
Female Ensemble u/s Martha/Lily – Kirsty Marie Ayers

Creative Team:

Directed by Matthew Gould

Musical Direction by David Keefe

Desgined by Francisco Rodriguez-Weil

Lighting Design by Tom Kitney

Sound Design by Kirsty Gillmore

Casting by Benjamin Newsome

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