The Secret Garden (Non-Musical)

by  Sylvia Ashby, Frances Hodgson Burnett

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 4f, 2boy(s), 1girl(s)

“Entertainment with a message for children and adults.” - Sheboygan Press

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The Secret Garden (Non-Musical)

by  Sylvia Ashby Frances Hodgson Burnett

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 4f, 2boy(s), 1girl(s)
  • Duration


    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre


    Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Period
  • Accolades


    Co-Winner AATE Unpublished Play Project
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)

Additional Info

This story is as familiar as you remember. Mary Lennox, a sullen and spoiled young orphan, is sent to live with her brooding uncle at gloomy Misselthwaite Manor. Discovering a hidden, neglected garden, Mary plants the seeds of new life for all those drawn into her secret refuge. A wonderful story of transformation, from the author of our immensely popular Anne of Green Gables.

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  • Winner! AATE Unpublished Play Project



"The production was an unqualified success. Garnered positive word of mouth and standing ovations" - Ralph Maffongelli, Sheboygan Theatre Co.

"Entertainment with a message for children and adults." - Sheboygan Press

"Absolutely charming adaptation of a beautiful story that rate power to appeal to both younger and older audiences rich language the mystery and drama is strong." - AATE Judges


Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre


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License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance
  • Optional Music/Media Fee: $25 per performance



  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Mime, Play w/ Music, Puppetry, Multimedia


3m, 4f, 2boy(s), 1girl(s)
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Cast Attributes

  • Features Children
  • Roles for Teens
  • Roles for Children


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