The Secret Garden @ The Leatherhead Theatre.

Posted by Devenia Besant on 26 Apr 2018

This month has seen the return of the rep season at The Leatherhead Theatre for the first time in 30 years.  Last week it started with “Yes Prime Minister” and this week it has been the adaptation of the popular book “The Secret Garden” running from Tuesday 24th April – Saturday 28th April at 7pm, with a matinee show at 2.30pm on Saturday which will be British sign language interpreted.

Yesterday was my first time seeing a show at The Leatherhead Theatre and having not read the Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel I wasn’t sure what to expect!  Friends had told me the book was great and Dave Simpson’s adaptation for the stage which was last performed 30 years ago in Bournemouth did not disappoint, the production was truly brilliant, entertaining with a fantastic set and lighting.  My 10 year old daughter loved the performance too, it was definitely a show suitable for all ages and because of the 7pm start we left the theatre by 9pm so it really wasn’t too late for a school night.


It’s not too late to see this magical production (today or tomorrow), tickets for The Secret Garden are £18 for adults, £16 concessions and £12 for children and can be purchased from the theatre box office (7 Church Street, Leatherhead, KT22 8DN) or by phoning 01372 365141 or you can pick them up online at

Next week another production for rep season is running for 5 days.  Communication Doors “A murderous, time-travelling romp by the master of observational comedy, Alan Ayckbourn.” starts on Tuesday 1st May  –  Saturday 5th May, tickets can be purchased as above and I’m sure this production will be equally as entertaining as The Secret Garden (but for adults).  For more information do follow the Facebook pages for the Leatherhead Rep Theatre Company and The Leatherhead Theatre any support for this local theatre will be greatly appreciated.

Main photo credit: @Mark Turner.

Devenia Besant
Devenia (Dee) Besant is the founder of Epsom and Ewell Families. Runs a busy household as a mummy of 3 and a wife and some would say crazily committed to helping small businesses and the local community.

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