It's 1603, the plague is ravaging London, scattering the court to the rural countryside of Wiltshire and delaying the coronation of the soon to be King James I. In this outrageous comedy, while actors rehearse, despite backstage squabbles and sexual politics, Shakespeare and the Countess of Pembroke struggle with the rewrites of 'As You Like it' which must appeal to the new king's merciful nature and seduce him into releasing the condemned Sir Walter Raleigh. A fruity farce full of scandalous secrets, backstage betrayals and lusty liaisons. You think you know your Shakespeare?... Think again!