Seven for a secret, never to be told

A magical and playful work by Mark Baldwin featuring beautiful and enchanting music by Stephen McNeff, based on the rarely-performed L’enfant et les sortileges by Maurice Ravel.

‘This work is for all those who never quite grew up and to the enduring awe and wonderment that this can bring’

Mark Baldwin Choreographer

‘The title of this work comes from the child’s nursery-rhyme about magpies, those big-brained birds that are so famous for their use of trickery and deception. It conveys the magical, mischievious and sometimes mercurial world of a seven year-old, whose thoughts jump like grasshoppers from one idea to the next, some real, some make-believe, filled with fun, and packed with creativity and curiosity.’

Professor Nicola Clayton Rambert Scientist in Residence

Mark Baldwin
Stephen McNeff
Michael Howells
Lighting design:
Michael Mannion

Premiere: The Lowry, Salford, 21 September 2011

This behind the scenes footage was filmed by FACT during the creation of Mark Baldwin’s Seven for a secret, never to be told (2011).

Made by Palace