The Secret Garden

£4 per person

Suitable for children over 8 and their families


A co-production between Becci Sharrock and Queen’s Hall Arts Centre.

“She’s as wild as the wind that howls through the night
‘Cause all of her anger it’s built up inside
And the world seems against her, she scowls doesn’t smile
But you won’t break her spirit, try as you might”.

After getting excluded from school, young Lennox finds herself sent to live with her grumpy Uncle and taken under the wing of chatty, cheerful neighbour Martha. With no Wi-Fi or phone reception to speak of and a strange wailing coming from the attic room, she begins a journey to rediscover herself and in doing so uncovers a magical secret garden.

This classic tale is relocated to modern day, rural Northumberland and weaves brand new folk songs into this enchanting tale of one girl bringing a household and its garden slowly back to life.

The performance will run twice at 10.30-11.45am and again at 1.30-2.45pm.

WRITE Festival 2020

This event is part of The Word’s WRITE Festival which is being held between 23 May – 12 June 2020.

The Festival is jam-packed with events and workshops for people of all ages to enjoy. Find out more by viewing our full WRITE Festival programme at

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