A suspicious king is shaken by the recent gun-powder plot. A wrong word risks imprisonment death or worse. Meanwhile, Mister William Shakespeare is isolated in his rooms to avoid contagion and trying to cope.
Actors shout for new roles, playwrights beg to collaborate, his brother whines for help, his wife wants her marriage back, his lover wants . . . love. Despite the clamour, he is inspired to write masterpieces we know today as King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra and Macbeth.
In this new play by Michael Barry, brought to you by the team who created The Eva Cassidy Story, we explore Shakespeare the Man, the Father, the Actor, and the entrepreneur. A very human Shakespeare. Ambitious, troubled, funny, loving, trying to make sense from the chaos around him.