York is covered in flowers for Bloom!, so it seems only fitting that this summer’s family show at York Theatre Royal is The Secret Garden. It’s 1910 and spoilt, lonely Mary Lennox lives a life of luxury in India with her aristocratic parents. But when an unexpected twist of fate suddenly leaves her orphaned, she’s sent to live with an unknown uncle in Misselthwaite Manor on the wild Yorkshire Moors. But all is not as bleak as it first appears, and with the help of some unexpected friends, Mary discovers the legend of its secret garden. This classic story will be brought to life with a menagerie of puppets and some wonderful music. It promises to be a summer treat for children and adults alike. Throughout the run, the Studio Theatre will be transformed into a garden where you can make, play, listen to and enjoy a range of activities, like bug and flower crafts and puppetry workshops. Book online for workshops (£5 per child) or pay on the door for shorter activities (£1).
Win a family ticket!
We’ve teamed up with our friends at York Theatre Royal to offer one lucky family the chance to see The Secret Garden this summer. You can enter in any or all of the following ways:
- Visit our Facebook page, like and share the post about this competition (and be sure you’ve liked our page too, or your entry won’t count as the competition is only open to followers of the Little VIkings page)
- Follow us on Twitter and retweet the tweet about this competition
- Follow us on Instagram and comment ‘Secret Garden’ on our latest image
- Email us () with your name and postcode
The Secret Garden runs at York Theatre Royal from 27th July to 25th August 2018. Visit the York Theatre Royal website for more details and to book.
The small print
The competition closes on Sunday 22nd June 2018 and one winner will be notified at random. The prize is a family ticket for up to four people (at least one adult) for the 7pm performance on Friday 27th July 2018, and no alternative prize will be offered. Travel and accommodation are not included. Good luck!