A fantastic youth production of The Secret Garden just opened in London

The Secret Garden has had a musical makeover with a brand new youth production at the Ambassadors Theatre, but it’s only here until the end of August.  

Until 31 August the Secret Garden will bring Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic story to the stage in London’s West End. The full run of the show has been shortened to 75 minutes and will be performed by a cast of 20 children (making up 21 different teams of child actors) and four adult actors.

The musical tells Burnett’s story of 10-year-old Mary Lennox, orphaned in India, who returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle, Archibald, and his invalid son, Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden that belonged to Mary’s aunt before she died and beckons the children with haunting melodies alongside the “Dreamers”; spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatising The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

This enchanting children’s literature classic is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Night Mother.

The Secret Garden is a wonderful production for the whole family, tickets are available now at