Angela Lansbury is heading back to Broadway - at the age of 90


Dame Angela Lansbury is heading back to Broadway - at the age of 90.

The veteran actress has no time for retirement, and will instead star in a revival of the 1955 play The Chalk Garden.

Angela Lansbury

She last trod the board on the Broadway stage back in 2012 in Gore Vidal's The Best Man, and has a long and varied acting career including Murder, She Wrote.

Dame Angela told theatre publication Playbill: "A lot of people knew I was angling to do it."

Scott Rudin and Andrew Bryan will produce, although no venue or date has yet been confirmed.

Angela Lansbury starred in the West End in Blithe Spirit

The original run of The Chalk Garden received a best play Tony nomination in 1956. It centres around a wealthy woman - Dame Angela's Mrs St Maugham - looking for a governess for her spoiled and troubled grandchild.

Dame Angela herself has won a total of five Tony Awards throughout her career.

Murder, She Wrote star Angela Lansbury

Asked for a sentence on why he was producing the revival, Scott Rudin told Deadline: "I don't need a sentence! Two words: Angela Lansbury."

In a Telegraph interview in 2015, she said: "I've never been particularly aware of my age.

"It's like being on a bicycle - I just put my foot down and keep going. I never look at my face and think 'God, you're getting old' or think of running out of steam."