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by Enid Bagnold
Directed by:
Saturday 1 to Saturday 8 March 2014
Mary Wallace Theatre

The wealthy, elderly Mrs St Maugham thinks she is a good gardener and a wonderful grandmother, but the results suggest otherwise. Can the enigmatic Miss Madrigal help her to succeed? And what is Miss Madrigal's secret? Enid Bagnold's ever-popular 1950s play The Chalk Garden engages on many levels. This is much more than a knowing comedy, combining sharp wit with psychological observation and a sympathetic account of human unhappiness. To quote Kenneth Tynan: "we eavesdrop on a group of thorough-bred minds, expressing themselves in speech of an exquisite candour, building ornamental bridges of metaphor, tiptoeing across frail causeways of simile".

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Muriel Keech
Box Office: 07484 927662


MISS MADRIGAL Fiona Smith MAITLAND John Wilkinson SECOND APPLICANT Susan Conte THIRD APPLICANT Anne Hardwick LAUREL Masha Waring MRS ST MAUGHAM Fran Billington NURSE Sally Barrett OLIVIA Helen Geldert JUDGE Robert Rowe

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Muriel Keech
Barry Evans
Mark Bannister
Tess Nowell
Martin Pope
Ron Hudson


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