a theatre by the lake production

THE SECRET GARDEN

by Frances Hodgson Burnett adapted by Jessica Swale

Showing Sat 25 November 2017 – Sat 13 January 2018 Previews Fri 24 November, 7.00pm

THE SECRET GARDEN

This production ended on 13/01/2018

Synopsis

“When a garden’s kept proper, all weeded and neat, that chases the wild away. But when it’s left alone, for nature, who knows what secret things’d grow there...”

It’s 1910, and spoilt, lonely Mary Lennox lives a life of luxury in India with her aristocratic parents. But when an unexpected twist of fate suddenly leaves her orphaned, she is sent to live with an unknown uncle in Misselthwaite Manor on the wild Yorkshire Moors.

Misselthwaite is a mysterious place full of dark corners and strange night-time noises, and Mary is sure there are secrets to unearth. With the help of some unexpected friends, Mary sets about discovering the legend of its secret garden, in one of literature’s most enduring and magical adventures.

Jessica Swale recently won the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Comedy for her play Nell Gwynn. Her other plays include Blue Stockings and acclaimed adaptations of Stig of the Dump and Sense and Sensibility. Accompanied by a delightful score and a menagerie of puppets, her richly imagined adaptation of Hodgson Burnett’s much loved classic is a Christmas must-see for all ages.

Suitable for ages 6+



This show contains haze and limited use of strobe lighting effects.

Running times 2 hours 20 minutes (including 20 minute interval)

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Prices £34 - £10

Meet the Cast

  • Mary Lennox
    Natasha Cottriall
    Natasha Cottriall
  • Colin Craven
    Theo Cowan
    Theo Cowan
  • Archibald Craven
    Chris Jack
    Chris Jack
  • Dr Craven
    Antony Jardine
    Antony Jardine
  • Dickon
    Michael Kinsey
    Michael Kinsey
  • Ayah/Dr Bres
    Rina Mahoney
    Rina Mahoney
  • Mrs Lennox
    Frances Marshall
    Frances Marshall
  • Ben Weatherstaff
    Russell Richardson
    Russell Richardson
  • Mrs Phipps
    Coral Sinclair
    Coral Sinclair
  • Martha Sowerby
    Olivia Sweeney
    Olivia Sweeney
  • Mrs Medlock
    Flo Wilson
    Flo Wilson

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