DOI: 10.5040/9781911501572.00000079
Acts: 3. Roles: Male (3) , Female (7) , Neutral (0)

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.

From Classic Plays by Women


Aurora Metro Books

Enid Bagnold

ISBN: 9781906582005

Series: Aurora Metro Books

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