Current production

The Secret Garden

Alsager civic centre 11th – 14th March 2020

BOX OFFICE – 01260 276165

Please note the earlier start time of 7:30 pm

This March, Alsager Community Theatre presents a brand new adaptation of the classic Frances Hodgson Burnett novel, The Secret Garden.

Poster designed by Barbara Evans

Living a life of neglect in a climate that one is ill suited for is anything but conducive to one’s health or happiness. Add to that being orphaned and sent to live with a perennially grieving uncle and Mary Lennox could be described as among the most sour faced of children one is ever likely to meet. Her deliverance comes in the form of a discovery, that of the secret garden. Hidden away for a decade Mary has stumbled upon the key to her future and that of all those around her. The question remains will she find it in her cold heart to learn to care and nurture this place of serenity?

Adapter and director James Tomkinson says: “This is the first time I have written a stage play. In fact this play has been in development for three years. From the story to the technical wizardry no stone has been left unturned in our pursuit of a production filled with drama, emotion and a strong message of moral value.” The Secret Garden will be performed at 7.30pm from Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th March at the Alsager Civic centre.

Tickets are £10 (£5 for under 21s). They are available by phoning 01260 276165 or from the Alsager Library.

Directed by James Tomkinson


Mary LennoxAbi Cox
DickonEdward Rolfe
Colin CravenMax Lavin
MarthaSeren Irving
Mrs MedlockChris Lockett
Dr CravenBrian Rolfe
Lord ArchibaldPhilip Jackson
Mother’s ghostCarly Thwaite
Ben WeatherstaffBrian Ormrod
Child on ship / Spirit / ServantAnna Mayers
Port official / CoachmanColin Baskeyfield

Photography by Geoff Reader and James Tomkinson