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.
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