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The first production of The Sarasota Ballet's 2017-18 Season is here with 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
Choreography by Will Tuckett
Music by Jeremy Holland-Smith
Designs by Tim Meacock
Libretto by Alasdair Middleton