The Chalk Garden

(1971 play)

In Sussex in the 1950s, a parade of candidates appears for the job of governess

At an English Manor House in a Sussex seaside village during the spring of 1953, a parade of candidates appears for the job of governess to 16-year-old Laurel, whose wealthy grandmother, Mrs St. Maugham, has decided she needs a firmer hand to guide her into adulthood.

The soil outside the home is lime and chalk. Every attempt at growing living things fails in the weed-choked dirt.

Cast (4)

Gladys Cooper
Mrs St Maugham
A new picture of the talented and lovely British actress Joan Greenwood under contract to the J. Arthur Rank Organisation.
Miss Madrigal
Michael Goodliffe
Peter Bayliss
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Production Information

Enid Bagnold (Writer), William Chappell (Director)

Pictures (10)

Programme from The Chalk Garden (1971) at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford (1)
The Chalk Garden (1971) programme | Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford (1)
Poster for The Chalk Garden (1971) (1)
The Chalk Garden (1971) poster (1)
Programme from The Chalk Garden (1971) at the Forum Theatre, Billingham (1)
The Chalk Garden (1971) programme | Forum Theatre, Billingham (1)
Programme from The Chalk Garden (1971) at the Haymarket Theatre, London (2)
The Chalk Garden (1971) programme | Haymarket Theatre, London (2)
Programme from The Chalk Garden (1971) at the Richmond Theatre, London (1)
The Chalk Garden (1971) programme | Richmond Theatre, London (1)
Joan Greenwood (as Miss Madrigal) in a photograph from The Chalk Garden (1971) (3)
The Chalk Garden (1971) photograph (3) | Joan Greenwood
Photograph from The Chalk Garden (1971) (2)
The Chalk Garden (1971) photograph (2)
Photograph from The Chalk Garden (1971) (1)
The Chalk Garden (1971) photograph (1)
Programme from The Chalk Garden (1971) at the O’Keefe Centre, Toronto (1)
The Chalk Garden (1971) programme | O’Keefe Centre, Toronto (1)
Programme from The Chalk Garden (1971) at the Haymarket Theatre, London (1)
The Chalk Garden (1971) programme | Haymarket Theatre, London (1)

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