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September 02, 2010

Back to School Treat for Families at Riverbank

The Secret Garden'It looks like it's been buried a long time. Perhaps it has been buried for ten years. Perhaps it is the key to the garden!'

It’s back to school time already, and while some children may be delighted about this, others may be in need of a little treat to reward them for their bravery.

This weekend Riverbank Arts Centre has just the treat for all the family. On Saturday, September 11th, there will be a magical theatre production of The Secret Garden, adapted from the classic children's book by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Moonfish Theatre is delighted to be bringing its complete team of artists from Ireland, Scotland and Wales together for the first time since its acclaimed production of Bonny & Read. 

The show weaves a thrilling, magical tale of hope and wonder that draws its audience into the mysterious world of hidden places, where anything is possible…

When Mary Lennox parents die, she is sent from India to live with her reclusive uncle in his great, empty mansion on the Moors. Lonely and withdrawn, Mary finds solace in the strange tales told by the locals, of a Secret Garden that was locked away ten years ago and left to run wild. Then one day, she finds a key buried deep in the earth - a key that will change her life forever.

An exciting and magical experience, The Secret Garden was performed to sell-out audiences as part of the Galway Theatre Festival in October 2009, and won hugely positive audiences reactions when it ran at the Nun's Island Theatre, Galway in early January this year.  The Secret Garden was also one of the events featured at this year’s Electric Picnic for the young at heart.

So, for those who loved this classic story as a child and for children who a just discovering the tale, this is a lovely weekend treat.

The Secret Garden

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge

Date: Saturday September 11th

Time: 2pm

Price: €8 (Family Rate 4 for €30)

Book online or call 045 448327