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The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic children’s novel, The Secret Garden, comes to wondrous life in this brand new musical production, featuring the enchanting music of Lucy Simon and the spellbinding lyrics of Marsha Norman. This magical production is being produced in Edinburgh and will delight audiences of all ages this Christmas.

about production

In a sad and lonely house on the Yorkshire moors, the melancholy routine of a family in mourning is turned upside down with the arrival of young orphan, Mary Lennox. When the curious child discovers the key to the hidden door of a secret, walled garden, a long locked-away magic is released, changing the lives of all, forever.


Suitable for ages 6+


Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon


The Secret Garden is a co-production between the Festival City Theatres Trust, Edinburgh, UK and Mirvish Productions, Toronto, Canada


Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Thursday 9 December 2010 - Saturday 8 January 2011
Evenings: 7:30pm (Tues - Sun)
Matinee: 1:00pm, 2:30pm & 3:00 (various days)
0131 529 6000

Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto
February - March 2011


Edinburgh Evening News
"Beautifully staged and choreographed, this Tony Award winning tale is visually enchanting"
TV Bomb
"This is a Christmas masterpiece. Look out for tears, triumphs and troubles… From its sensational music and songs to its five star acting and set that transports you expertly. This is both for adults and children in equal measure, however cynical"
The Herald
"[offers] adults a portal back into childhood"
The List
"An imaginative set and some truly superb vocals also help turn Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel, published 100 years ago, into a moving and occasionally witty production for modern audiences"
The Scotsman
"a gorgeous, polished, haunting, intelligent and deeply dramatic piece of music theatre, spectacular in scale, beautifully performed, and powerfully directed"