The Secret Garden - Shaw Festival Theatre

The Secret Garden
An enchanting play about a girl who discovers her true nature.
Royal George Theatre
May 31 - October 13
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Mary Lennox is a selfish, spoiled ten-year-old whose life takes a turn for the worse after she is left orphaned in India. Forced to move in with her reclusive uncle in Yorkshire, she is lonely and miserable—until she discovers a secret garden that’s been locked away for years. As she tends to the dormant roses and overgrown vines, she soon finds that the flowers aren’t the only things that are beginning to bloom. Adapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved children’s novel, this enchanting story explores the theme of finding your true nature where you least expect it.

Gardens and Nature Pre-show Workshop
Enjoy an interactive workshop for youth prior to each performance of The Secret Garden. Only $5 with a ticket to the play.

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Technical Credits
A Play with Songs
Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adapted for the stage by Jay Turvey and Paul Sportelli
Directed by Jay Turvey
Music direction by Ryan deSouza
Set designed by Beyata Hackborn
Costumes designed by Judith Bowden
Lighting designed by Kevin Lamotte
Movement direction by Linda Garneau
Age Recommendation
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Gardens and Nature – The Secret Garden Pre-show Workshop
Enlightening, interactive workshops for youth prior to each performance of The Secret Garden.
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Mini Manners – Workshop and Children’s Tea
Royal George Theatre
Join members of the Shaw Ensemble as they guide children through the age-old pastime of “taking tea”.
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A self-guided tour of gardens throughout Niagara-on-the-Lake.
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