Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved Victorian classic, The Secret Garden, blossoms anew in this enchanting musical by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon. When young Mary Lennox loses her parents to a cholera outbreak in India, she is sent to live with her uncle Archibald Craven and his son Colin, who live in a secluded manor on the British heath. When Mary discovers her Aunt Lily’s hidden garden she is determined to revive the beauty that once was. Surrounded by spirits from the past, Mary shows us the power that one small girl can have to transform people’s lives.

Book & Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon
Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
By arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Inc.

Find out more about the original women behind Secret Garden here

Cast & Crew

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Robert Coates


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Lucy O'Brien

Musical Director

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Jennifer McKenzie

Costume Designer

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Jacqui Green


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Adrian Agisilaou


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Alec Golinger

Colin (Alternating)

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Alexandra Denovan

Mary (Alternating)

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David Duketis


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Declan Kelly

Archibald Craven

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Emily Hansford


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Emma Colley

Rose, Mrs Winthrop

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Hannah Simos-Garner

Mary (Alternating)

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Harrison Lane

Dr Neville Craven

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Jaimee Bennetts


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Jessica Koncic

Mrs Medlock

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Liam Charleston


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Tom Henderson

Colin (Alternating)

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Zachary Di Paola

Officer & Police Officer

News & Reviews



Children are the spirit of the Garden

Theatre People

I witnessed the emergence of a young star in the making, namely Hannah Simos-Garner.

The Blurb

YABC’s production of The Secret Garden has one goal. This is a musical for young people performed by young people as part of an ongoing series to showcase young performers and welcome new young audiences into the theatre. And it certainly delivers on this promise with some impressive performances by future stars of the Australian industry.

Standing (Inn) Ovation

Young stars revel in Secret

Herald Sun

Attendance Information