At the age of twenty, Verity Taylor was charged by the police with damaging a chair by fire in the mental hospital where she was a patient. Later, she was committed to Broadmoor "where she may not be discharged without permission of the Home Secretary." Using a technique of multiple characterisation, the play seeks to investigate in depth the personality of the young girl - to 'find her' - and at the same time studies the effects of her behaviour on those around her.
Olwen Wymark's play is a set GCSE Drama text and seen as a modern classic. Incorporating elements of Brecht and Artaud the play speaks to us in an era of rising young female depression.