The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Past Performances

The Helix

6 December 2005–8 January 2006

The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett, dramatised by Neil DuffieldLandmark Productions and The Helix

A magical account of childhood, friendship and how one girl’s journey can transform a group of people into a family.

Irish Premiere


Dickon/Servant Keith BurkeMr Craven/Father Declan ConlonDancer/Doe Justine DoswellDancer/Squirrel Lucy DundonColin/Servant Ciaran FitzgeraldMrs Medlock/Narrator Susan FitzgeraldBen/Photographer Bosco HoganMartha/Mother Simone KirbyDancer/Rabbit Katherine O’ MalleyMary Ailish Symons


Director Michael Barker-CavenDesigner Monica FrawleyLighting Designer Rupert MurrayChoreographer Liz Roche



‘there is joy here, there is hope, and there is a startling level of pure magical transcendence ... an absolute must-see’Sunday Independent
‘a brave and ambitious undertaking … Landmark Productions has dramatised this much loved tale with both style and sensitivity … the audience loved every minute of it – proof if ever it was needed that you simply can’t beat the classics when they are sincerely and respectfully told.'The Irish Times
‘a beautifully wrought children’s tale that straddles reality and fantasy ... magical’ Sunday Times
‘a visual and aural treat of music, colour and movement … the high production standards pay off time, and time again’ Sunday Tribune