The Secret Garden (Swale)
Full Length Play, Drama / 3m, 5f, 2boy(s), 1girl(s)
When a garden's kept proper, all weeded and neat, that chases the wild away. But when it's left alone, for nature, who knows what secret things'd grow there....
In Jessica Swale's richly imagined adaptation of Hodgson Burnett's much loved classic, we follow the fortunes of Mary as her ice begins to melt and her curiosity leads her on one of the greatest adventures in popular literature.
Misselthwaite is no place for children. Full of dark corners and strange night-time noises, Mary is certain there is more to Misselthwaite than meets the eye. But although she can't solve the mysteries alone, when her maid Martha offers the hand of friendship, Mary won't have it. Mistresses can't be friends with their servants...or can they?
Will Martha melt Mary's frosty exterior? Will Mary uncover the source of the cries in the night? And will her curiosity lead her to solve the greatest mystery of Misselthwaite, the legend of the Secret Garden?
- Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: 1910s / WWI
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: The play is set in 1910, in India and Yorkshire.
- Additional Features: Puppetry
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
Casting3m, 5f, 2boy(s), 1girl(s)
Mary Lennox, a young girl
Martha, a servant, the same age as Mary
Dickon, Martha’s brother
Colin Craven, a sickly boy
Mrs Medlock, a strict housekeeper
Archibald Craven, Colin’s father (Mary’s Uncle)
Ben Weatherstaff, the Gardener
Mrs Phipps, a servant at Misselthwaite
Mr Pitcher, a servant at Misselthwaite
Dr Craven, Archibald’s Cousin
Mrs Lennox, Mary’s mother
Mr Lennox, Mary’s father
Ayah, the Lennox’s Indian house servant
Inspectors 1 and 2, Earthquake experts
Dr Madeleine Brés, a pioneering Doctor
Many of the parts can be doubled.
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Features Children
- Roles for Teens
- Flexible casting
- Roles for Children
- Room for Extras