Saw my younger daughter performing in NCTC's very nice production of The Secret Garden last night.
Two songs that I think should be added to the show:
Elton John's "Empty Garden" for Mary:
Who lived here?
[S]he must've been a gardener who cared a lot
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop,
but now it all looks strange...
And I've been knocking
But no one answers
I've been knocking most of the day
And I've been calling
Hey, Hey, [Colin], can't you come out and play?
and John Lennon's "Mother" for Colin:
Mother, you had me, but I never had you...
Mother, you knew me, but I never knew you...
(with lots and lots of anguished screaming).
I'll offer my alternative reading of the play in another post soon. Stay tuned!