Stage version of The Secret Garden on tour

Date Posted: 25/07/2013

A concert staging of the Broadway musical The Secret Garden will tour the UK for six nights in October and November, with stops including Buxton and Guildford.

Based on the novel by Francis Hodgson Burnett, the children’s literary classic is reimagined in musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the playwright of Night Mother.

Casting is to be announced later this year.


Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald.

In escaping his insufferable company, a friendship soon blossoms with a local boy named Dickson, and together they begin to take an interest in the mysterious house Mary now lives in.

The estate's many wonders include an entrancing garden which beckons the children with its haunting melodies. But can they unlock the secrets that are held within?

The Secret Garden tour dates

Guildford Yvonne Arnaud Theatre: 11th and 12th October
Fairfield’s Hall, Croydon: 30th October
The Alban Arena, St Albans: 31st October
Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells: 1st November
• Buxton Opera House: 2nd November

School trip organisers should contact their chosen venue for school group rates and discounts.

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