THE CLASSIC BOOK MAKES A GREAT SCHOOL HOLIDAY TREAT
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 – a mysterious place – on the wild Yorkshire Moors.
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 richly imagined adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s much-loved classic The Secret Garden is a summer must-see for all ages at York Theatre Royal from July 27 to August 25.
Director Liz Stevenson restages the adaptation that was a big Christmas hit at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick.
Liz told Leeds Guide ‘I am thrilled that our production of The Secret Garden will be coming to York Theatre Royal. It was a wonderful experience making the show in Keswick last Christmas, and to see how the audience there took the story to their hearts. It feels particularly special to now be bringing it to Yorkshire.
“Through the journey of the play we see how Yorkshire’s beautiful landscape and the warmth of its people turn Mary’s life around. Jess Swale’s adaptation of this much-loved classic brings all of its magic and mystery to life on stage, and we’re excited about reviving it for York Theatre Royal this summer.”
The ideal school holiday treat there are regular matinees as well as evening performances and on 8 and 22nd August special performances at 10.30 and 3.00pm.
To book call 01904 550149