Gallery 7 Theatre

The Secret Garden

By Francis Hodson Burnett

Book & Lyrics by Marsha Norman | Music by Lucy Simon

Mar 17 - 25, 2023

Abbotsford Arts Centre

The Secret Garden

Orphaned in India, young Mary Lennox is returned to England and placed under the care of her reclusive uncle. Bored with her surroundings, Lennox discovers a secret garden, and together with newfound friends, dedicates herself to restoring the garden to its former glory. A story of healing, forgiveness and renewal, this award-winning musical will warm your heart and refresh your spirit.

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Orphaned in India, young Mary Lennox journeys back to England to live with her reclusive and embittered Uncle Archibald and his invalid son, Colin.

Struggling to come to terms with her new life at Misselthwaite Manor, with its ghostly hallways and vast moors, Mary discovers a secret garden hidden away and abandoned on the estate. A story of healing, forgiveness and renewal emerges as Mary dedicates herself to restoring the garden to its former glory and forges new friendships with an eclectic mix of colourful characters along the way.

Winner of the 1991 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, this powerful story will warm your heart and refresh your spirit.

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Revels in theatrical imagination [and] achieves the irresistible appeal that moves audiences to standing ovations
Christian Science Monitor
A many splendored children's fable that neither cloys or loses grip on its unique spell
Newsday
A splendid, intelligent musical...It's all you can hope for in children's theatre. But the best surprise is that this show is the most adult new musical of the season
USA Today
Elegant, entrancing...The best American musical of the Broadway season
Time

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