Bad Girls and the Chalk Garden

Actor Amanda Root has been reading Bad Girls to help her understand Miss Madrigal – the character she plays in The Chalk Garden, the classic 1955 play by Enid Bagnold, which opens this week at The Chichester Festival Theatre. In the play, Miss Madrigal arrives at a Sussex manor to take up a post as governess and her employer (played by Penelope Keith) is unaware that she has just been released after serving 15 years in prison.

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