In the Secret Garden of Frances Hodgson Burnett
Wed 4 Aug | 7.30-10.30pm
Chelsea Theatre, World's End Plaza, SW10 0DR
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In the secret garden of Frances Hodgson Burnett - a vision of happiness.
This one-woman play underscored with live music on accordion and Celtic harp offers you the chance to spend an hour in the company of Frances Hodgson Burnett and hear her life story in her words.
Frances Hodgson Burnett is most famous as the author of The Secret Garden but her life and indeed her considerable literary output remain largely unknown. Born in Manchester in 1849, she was a phenomenally successful author with 52 books published in her lifetime. She also adapted and produced many stage versions of her stories and of course there have been now many film and television adaptations of her stories. In her lifetime she was seen as a scandalous figure with two failed marriages and her flamboyant character and lifestyle often the material for gossip columnists around the world. In the secret garden of Frances Hodgson Burnett she describes her life and her continued pursuit of vision of happiness for all and reads from some of her most famous books including Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden.
Main festival programme.