THE Macrobert Arts Centre will be hosting a brand-new production of The Secret Garden next month.

Originally published in 1911, this tale of mystery, friendship and the magic of nature has delighted readers young and old for decades though this new version is set in a place resembling modern-day rural Scotland, with Mary as a feisty, funny and unlikely heroine.

This brand-new version of the family classic is adapted by Scottish theatre-maker, Rosalind Sydney and co-directed by renowned theatre-maker Ian Cameron.

It's also produced by award-winning family theatre company Red Bridge Arts, winners of the 2017, 2018 and 2019 CATS Award for Best Production for Children and Young People.

Rosalind Sydney, creator and co-director of The Secret Garden, said: "I've always loved this story and was delighted when I re-read it that it felt as relevant to me now as it did when I was a child.

"I'm excited about presenting a new version which keeps the integrity and richness of the characters and beloved story, but has a very different energy, physicality and aesthetic to the novel."

Alice McGrath, creative director and founder of Red Bridge Arts, added: "For us, it is so joyful to know we play a role in bringing generations together to share them afresh."

Tickets for the performance, on Sunday March 8 at 2pm, cost £10.50 and are available from or by calling 01786 466666.