It was due to be Anthony Warlow’s return to one of his more iconic theatrical roles, but unfortunately it was never to be. The Gordon Frost Organisation, the producer of the upcoming Australian tour of The Secret Garden have confirmed that their Sydney and Melbourne seasons of the show have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those who have purchased tickets are due to receive an email from the official ticketing providers of each state, outlining the steps to obtain a refund.
Sadly as the pandemic continues, this is likely to not be an isolated incident and I would expect more announcements like this around shows in the latter-half of 2020 to be made in the coming weeks and months.
About The Secret Garden
The famous Frances Hodgson Burnett novel has been known and loved by many. This heart-warming story comes to life on stage with the same magical qualities, and rewards audiences with its sophisticated take on this literary classic.
Mary Lennox arrives at her uncle’s home to find distant grieving relatives and an uncared-for garden. The story centres around the young, orphaned Mary as she and a young gardener breathe new life into the secret garden. Mary blossoms too, and through this she tends to all the hearts around her. The sumptuous score containing a raft of wonderful music, including A Bit of Earth, Show Me the Key, and the unforgettable Lily’s Eyes.