A London theatre company decides to stage a new
production of Shakespeare’s classic 'Hamlet' - fronted by TV Soap star
Julian Dando, and backed by a cast of second-rate hams. At the
last-night party is one Edward Pinfold, a promising young playwright, and
husband of the talented but tempestuous actress, Ruby, who had played
Tragically, that very night, Ruby - a renowned
reveller with a reputation for burning the candle at all three ends - is
found dead in bed. An overdose of naughty pills and booze.
The theatre world went into a state of mourning that barely
lasted into the afternoon.
One year later, however, Edward remains deeply
affected. Unable to face the emotional torment of living in his own
home, he has moved into the attic room of one of his oldest actor
friends, Alex. Alex, by the way, is gay. Now, that may well have
nothing to do with anything. But then again, it might. I mention it
merely because it is a fact, though how pertinent a fact you will have
to wait and see.
So, there you have it. I trust you have followed me
so far. Because what happens next, as Alex once famously said, could be
a bit hard to swallow.
We join the story on the first anniversary of the death of Ruby Pinfold.
May she rest in peace.
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