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Script – The Secret Garden

image for the Secret GardenThe Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Adapted for the stage by Laura Turner
Published by Josef Weinberger
9M, 4F (can be doubled to 3M, 3F)

From the publishers:

When Mary Lennox is orphaned while living in India, she comes to live at her uncle’s manor house on the Yorkshire moors, finding it full of secrets. At night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors. Outside, she meets Dickon, the brother of one of the housemaids and a magical boy who can charm and talk to animals. The 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 image …

Laura Turner has written more than twenty adaptations of classic novels and folk stories for Chapterhouse Theatre Company, and her adaptation of Jane Eyre for Hull Truck Theatre toured the UK in 2013. She is a graduate of the Royal Court Young Writers’ Programme and was long-listed for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2013. Other theatre includes BOO! (Hull Truck), Operation 25 (Middle Child), Don Jon (Silent Uproar) and Peregrine (The Ashton Group). For television Laura has written for EastEnders: E20. She is currently developing an original stage play supported by the Kevin Spacey Foundation.

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