The Secret Garden

Linda Marshall Griffiths The Secret Garden Leeds Playhouse adaptation Amy Leach

A contemporary re-telling of the classic Yorkshire story, commissioned and in development with the Leeds Playhouse, telling the story through the eyes of a Syrian refugee girl who finds a secret garden right in the middle of Leeds.  Performed both in English and BSL.


Directed by Amy Leach, Associate Director at the Leeds Playhouse.


I didn’t tell you.

All this             all this…

The whole city.

It was once the great forest of Elmet.

All of it.

The undulations (I love that word)...

Held thousands on thousands of elm trees.

I’s been gone so long no-one remembers.

But if you listen…

If you really listen,

Some days some days…

You hear it.


It's not ghosts.

It's the echoes - they're trying to wake us.


That’s the wuthering – it’s calling us back to life.

The Secret Garden - adaptation by Linda Marshall Griffiths

The Secret Garden Linda Marshall Griffiths