06 February 2010

"The Secret Garden" at NCTC

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!

1 comment:

  1. "The NEW Secret Garden" (renamed "The Secret KEY"): written by Gil & Cecilia Gigliotti! :D