The Chalk Garden archiveNothing will grow for eccentric, high-born Mrs St Maugham in the dry earth of her once grand Sussex garden. Indoors, the situation is even worse. Her wild and damaged granddaughter, sixteen-year-old Laurel, sets fires and throws tantrums. When the enigmatic Miss Madrigal arrives to take up the post of Laurel's companion, the household is disconcerted by her evasive oddity. Where has she come from, and why does she refuse to speak about her past? Both singular comedy and haunting mystery, this startling insight into mother-daughter relationships is regarded as one of the twentieth century's most remarkable plays. The author of many books and dramas, Enid Bagnold is still best known for her 1935 novel, National Velvet.


Penelope Keith (Mrs St Maugham), Amanda Root (Miss Madrigal), Oliver Ford Davies (The Judge)


Author: Enid Bagnold
Corporate Sponsor: ITD Consultants (Chichester)
Producer: Chichester Festival Theatre
Director(s): Alan Strachan, Charlotte Sutton (casting director)
Design: Simon Higlett
Lighting: Natasha Chivers
Music: Catherine Jayes
Sound: Emma Laxton
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The Chalk Garden

The Chalk Garden (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0726933041. Details of all The Chalk Garden archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S853343357

Archive Listings

25 May 18
16 Jun 18
Chichester Festival Theatre
West Sussex

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