Made your travel plans yet for Cirencester? The new Barn Theatre opens its doors in the Cotswolds with Dominic Shaw’s fresh new actor-musician, folk-influence take on family musical The Secret Garden, which starts previews tomorrow (16 March 2018). Check out our galleries of rehearsal and production photography and watch a sneak-peek video of the cast in performance – and then get booking!
The Barn Theatre’s inaugural production of The Secret Garden, based on the 1911 book by Frances Hodgson Burnett, marks the culmination of three years’ renovation and development work at the 200-seat Cirencester venue. The production, directed by Dominic Shaw, runs until Sunday 15 April 2018.
The principal cast features Daniella Piper (as Mary), David Haydn (Archibald Craven), Jaimie Pruden (Lily Craven), Minal Patel (Neville Craven), Celeste De Veazey (Colin Craven), Jenny O Leary (Martha), and Alex James Ellison (Dickon). They’re joined in the ensemble by Sue Appleby, Steffan Rizzi, Jamie Ross, Celia Cruwys Finnigan and Ben Boskovic.
A powerful story about one small orphan girl shining hope into the desolate lives of her new-found relatives. Challenging, moving and inspiring for all ages.
After losing both parents to cholera in India, young Mary Lennox is sent to England to live with her hermit uncle, Archibald Craven. Inside his haunting secluded house, Mary meets his bedridden son, Colin, all alone with his mother’s death on his conscience. Everything changes when Mary decides to revive the beauty of her Aunt Lily’s overgrown secret garden.
The Secret Garden has script and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman with a score by Lucy Simon. The musical originally premiered on Broadway in 1991, going on to win three Tony Awards.
The Secret Garden runs from 16 March to 15 April 2018 at The Barn, 5 Beeches Road, Cirencester GL7 1BN. Performances are Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, with Thursday matinees at 2.30pm, and Sunday matinees at 12.30pm and 5.30pm. Tickets are priced £14-£22. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Straight from The Secret Garden rehearsal room: ‘Wick’ reimagined for an 11-piece actor-muso company.
Full performance: https://t.co/HN7Vus0EDB
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