Based on the author’s novel of the same name.
One day in 1955 the ‘father of New Zealand fiction’ Frank Sargeson finds a young woman on his doorstep - Janet Frame. A writer herself, she has recently emerged from a lengthy spell in hospital and is looking for somewhere safe to live and write. Somewhat to his own surprise, not to mention discomfort, he takes her in. What happens behind that high Takapuna hedge in the ensuing year is the story told in this delightful and moving novel (& play).