2015 – The Secret Garden


Directors – Suzanne Emerson and Sarah Phelps

Musical Director – Brian ‘Tommy’ Thomas





Photographs, courtesy of Timothy Winn

“The classic of children’s literature The Secret Garden – a  poignant story of loss, loneliness, release and rebirth – comes to life at the ADC Theatre in a polished musical with high quality casting, vibrant performance and exquisite vocals, making it a complete treat. Though performed by amateur actors, the excellent Festival Players production at the ADC 28 May – 6 June sets a high standard, not seeming at all amateur. With high quality performances and great charm, it has everything that makes great musical theatre – enjoyable story, soaring music – well-played by the band – excellent cast and direction, and it is visually stunning. The directors and cast must be delighted.”

Local secrets review

“For those eager to escape an evening of revision, I can’t think of anything more pleasant than heading down to the ADC and allowing yourself to be swept away in this stunning musical adaption of The Secret Garden.”

Cambridge Tab review