The Secret Garden

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” 

After the death of her parents, Mary Lennox is sent to England to live in Misselthwaite Manor, her uncle's great lonely house on the moors. Everybody says she is the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It is true, too. Mary is pale, spoilt and quite contrary. But she is also horribly lonely.

Then one day she hears about a garden in the grounds of the Manor that has been kept locked and hidden for years. And when a friendly robin helps Mary find the key, she discovers the most magical place anyone could imagine...

Using live music, puppetry and just a little bit of magic, the Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre tackles one of the best-loved stories of all time.

Join us on an adventure through this classic tale before its run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


Presented by The Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre

By Frances Hodgson Burnett

Adapted and Directed by Lucy Betts

Music and Musical Direction by David Perkins


‘***** “The cast is excellent, the songs are excellent and the show is excellent”

BROADWAY BABY on 2014’s Welcome to Terezin

‘***** “The young cast danced, prowled and enthralled with a skill to be envied by seasoned professionals”

THREE WEEKS on 2013’s Just So Stories

‘***** “A shining example of what youth theatre is capable of, this is a charming, exquisite, and moving production”

BROADWAY BABY on 2012’s Sophie Shadow


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