The Chalk Garden

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About the Show Less...

The tale of Laurel, who is forced to live in a fantasy world, until the appointment of a governess brings a strange presence to the household. Read More >

Raised in a manor house beside the sea, where the flowers struggle to grow, sixteen-year-old Laurel runs wild. As her eccentric grandmother tends to the garden, Laurel’s need for love forces her into a world of fantasy. But things begin to change with the sudden appointment of a governess who brings a mysterious new presence to an already dysfunctional household.

Penelope Wilton returns to the Donmar, where she previously appeared in John Gabriel Borkman, The Little Foxes and A Kind Of Alaska.

For more information about The Chalk Garden read our First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 05/06/2008

Opening Night: 11/06/2008

Closing Night: 02/08/2008

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Cast & Creative


Steph Bramwell, Linda Broughton, Suzanne Burden, Jamie Glover, Felicity Jones, Clifford Rose, Margaret Tyzack, Penelope Wilton


Director - Michael Grandage

Author - Enid Bagnold

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