Based on the acclaimed novel by Phyllis Shand Allfrey. Featuring an all-star cast Orchid House is a gripping drama of thwarted passion, desire and colonialism in Dominica set between the two World Wars.
Sisters Joan, Stella and Natalie must rapidly adjust when their father returns from the Great War a broken man. Told through the eyes of the nursemaid Lally we discover a complex tapestry of toil, protest, death and desire in a house where everything is beginning to unravel. Secrets that have lain suppressed too long are about to be exposed and the sisters must learn that in a rapidly changing world, they can no longer live out their lives like sheltered hothouse orchids.