Enid Bagnold

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Plays by Enid Bagnold

The Chalk Garden

Aurora Metro Books
Type: Text

Revived to acclaim on London’s West End in 2008, this psychological chamber piece explores the secret world of childhood through the prism of a dyed-in-the-wool British dowager Mrs St Maugham and her precocious and equally eccentric granddaughter Laurel. When enigmatic Miss Madrigal is hired as household companion and manager, the two finally meet their match. 'A tantalizing, fascinating and stimulating piece of theatre.' New York Daily News; 'A very fresh and personal kind of play with wit, literacy, and an almost unearthly integrity.' New York Herald Tribune.

Enid Bagnold, also known as Lady Jones CBE, was a British playwright and author. Born in Kent in 1889, she studied art in London before becoming a nurse during the First World War. Her works include A Diary without Dates, National Velvet, The Happy Foreigner and The Chalk Garden. She died in 1981.