The first production of the Season sees the much anticipated return of Olivier Award Winner Will Tuckett’s The Secret Garden, which amazed and exhilarated audiences during its premiere in 2014. The ballet tells Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved tale of an orphaned young girl, Mary, who is sent to live with her Uncle in the countryside. She soon discovers a secret garden and a young sickly boy, Colin, who never leaves his room for fear of his health. Together, with their friend Dickon, they explore the garden and in the process find love, family and health in their own special paradise. The ballet features a commissioned score by composer Jeremy Holland-Smith, as well as puppetry and narration that help bring the story, characters and the garden to life.
"Will Tuckett’s The Secret Garden is a complete delight." - Talkin’ Broadway
“I think it’s safe to say, we love The Secret Garden.” - Observer
"What child is not going to adore Toby Olié's larger-then-life, dancer-manipulated rabbits, birds and — most of all — the fox" - Herald Tribune
Choreography by Will Tuckett
Music by Jeremy Holland-Smith
Designs by Tim Meacock
Libretto by Alasdair Middleton
Interested in purchasing tickets for The Secret Garden? Why not check out The Sarasota Ballet's 2 Ballet Family Package, featuring 20% discounts on tickets to The Secret Garden and our December production of John Ringling's Circus Nutcracker.