The Barn Theatre is delighted to announce its inaugural production, The Secret Garden, a Tony Award-winning musical based on the 1911 book by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The production, which runs from 16th March – 15th April 2018, marks the culmination of three years’ renovation and development work at the 200-seat Cirencester theatre.
Director Dominic Shaw, who has previously worked on several West End Shows includingBeautiful - The Carole King Musical; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Legally Blonde and Kinky Boots will be directing the musical for The Barn Theatre. Dominic says: “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to direct a new interpretation of The Secret Garden. I plan to completely reimagine the piece and make it more accessible for a contemporary audience.”
The musical’s script and lyrics are 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 3 Tony Awards.
The Barn Theatre has received tremendous support in the run up to its opening with high profile ambassadors including actors James Dreyfus, Matthew Kelly, Heida Reed, Daisy May Cooper and Broadway director Jerry Mitchell lending their support to the project’s ambitious aims.
Find out more and purchase tickets: https://www.barntheatre.org.uk/performances/the-secret-garden