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A University of Chichester Conservatoire, People and Stories, and Weald & Downland Museum Production
In a lonely manor house on the Yorkshire Moors, Archibald Craven is stifled by his manipulative sister and yearns for his beautiful, late wife, all the while becoming more isolated and remote
from his son. But their quiet routine is turned upside down when young Mary Lennox is sent
to live with them following the death of her parents in India.
She finds a secret walled garden hidden in the grounds and with the help of a few friends releases the magic and adventure locked inside it, changing their lives forever. The Secret Garden has a special place in many people’s hearts. Be it as a musical, a novel, or a film, the timeless story
has a way of staying with you with the powerful message to live life to the full.
A very special site-specific production for Easter 2023,created for the iconic Gridshell Building at the Weald and Downland Living Museum.
"Beautiful and moving. Not a dry eye by the curtain call."
"Spot on. The perfect show in the perfect location"
"The tightest telling of The Secret Garden that I've seen. It really zips along."
"Loved the music, the dancing, the way it was staged. The hairs on my arm were on end."
"Extraordinary. I've never seen a musical so up close and intimate."
“What a magical show. My kids were entranced throughout.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Donna Day Lafferty
Dr. Harriet Craven
Book and Lyrics
Director and Designer
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