Badger's Green (play)

Badger's Green is a 1930 British comedy play written by R.C. Sheriff. A company has ambitious plans to redevelop the quiet, picturesque village of Badger's Green. The inhabitants mount a resistance campaign and it is eventually decided to settle the future of the village by playing a cricket match.

Badger's Green
First edition: Victor Gollancz, 1930
Written byR.C. Sherriff
Date premiered12 June 1930
Place premieredPrince of Wales Theatre, London
Original languageEnglish

The play originally opened in June 1930 at London's Prince of Wales Theatre, where it ran for only 35 performances.[1] It has however, been adapted for the screen three times: a 1934 version starring Valerie Hobson[2] , a 1938 version starring Maurice Denham and a 1949 version starring Garry Marsh[3]. It was also adapted for television twice: a now-lost[4] 1938 version on BBC television[5] and a 1958 version as part of ITV Television Playhouse,[6], also lost.[7]

Original West End cast


  1. Wearing, J. P. (May 15, 2014). "The London Stage 1930-1939: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel". Rowman & Littlefield via Google Books.
  2. "Badger's Green (1934) - BFI". BFI.
  3. "Badger's Green(1949) - BFI". BFI.
  4. "Lost UK TV Shows Search Engine". Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  5. "Badger's Green (TV Movie 1938)". IMDb. 22 June 1938.
  6. ""ITV Television Playhouse" Badger's Green (TV Episode 1958)". IMDb.
  7. "Lost UK TV Shows Search Engine". Retrieved 2016-11-17.

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