The Chalk Garden

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Enid Bagnold's 1950s classic. In a Sussex country house, the elderly Mrs St Maugham lives with her unruly granddaughter Laurel. Though without references, Miss Madrigal becomes the paid companion to Laurel. Only when the Judge visits does the truth unravel. The production is introduced by the director, Michael Grandage.

Mrs St Maugham - Margaret Tyzack

Miss Madrigal - Penelope Wilton

Laurel - Felicity Jones

The Judge - Clifford Rose

Maitland - Jamie Glover

Olivia - Suzanne Burden

Second Applicant - Steph Bramwell

Nurse & Third Applicant - Una Stubbs

Written by Enid Bagnold

Director: Michael Grandage

Composer and sound design: Adam Cork

Radio production: Penny Leicester and Wilfredo Acosta

Producer: Nicolas Soames

An Ukemi Productions Ltd production for Radio 3.

First broadcast in March 2011.

It is the mid-1950s.

In a Sussex country house, the elderly Mrs St Maugham lives with her unruly granddaughter Laurel.

Though without references, Miss Madrigal becomes the paid companion to Laurel.

Only when The Judge visits does the truth unravel.

The production is introduced by the director, Michael Grandage.

Drama set in a country house, when the arrival of a judge reveals shocking secrets.