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Rose McIver as Thomasina Coverly
|Theater:||Titirangi Theatre, Auckland (New Zealand)|
|Directed by:||Liz Watkinson|
|Featuring:||Brian Moore, John Way, Malcolm Dale, Rose McIver, Jerome Alderson, Ian Harvey, Tim Stopford, Miriam Clancy Winger and Anna Stillaman.|
In 1809, Thomasina Coverly, the daughter of the house, is a precocious teenager with ideas about mathematics, nature and physics well ahead of her time. She studies with her tutor Septimus Hodge, a friend of Lord Byron (an unseen guest in the house). In the present, writer Hannah Jarvis and literature professor Bernard Nightingale converge on the house: she is investigating a hermit who once lived on the grounds; he is researching a mysterious chapter in the life of Byron. As their studies unfold – with the help of Valentine Coverly, a post-graduate student in mathematical biology – the truth about what happened in Thomasina’s time is gradually revealed.