A quintessentially Yorkshire story that is not to be missed.
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.
With a delightful score and a menagerie of puppets, Jessica Swale’s (winner of the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright for Blue Stockings at Shakespeare’s Globe and the Olivier for Best New Comedy for Nell Gwynn) richly imagined adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s much loved classic is a summer must-see for all ages.
The cast includes Ella Dunlop (Pieces of String, Colchester Mercury; Comedy of Errors, Exeter Northcott Theatre) as Mary Lennox, Matthew Durkan (The History Boys, UK tour; Housed, Old Vic), and Steven Roberts (The History Boys, UK tour; and George Smith in C4’s Hollyoaks).
"Bursting with Technicolor vitality." ★★★★ The Stage
"Magical." ★★★★★ North West End