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Season 1 / Episode 5 and airs on 31 July 2017 21:00
Will is the wild story of young William Shakespeare's arrival onto the punk rock theater scene that was 16th century London - the seductive, violent world where his raw talent faced rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous side-shows. It's the hot, contemporary, dangerous version of Shakespeare's life, played to a modern soundtrack, exposing all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance.
It's 1589, a time of religious turmoil in Protestant England when to be Catholic could be a death sentence - Will Shakespeare arrives from the small town of Stratford to the wild streets of London with little more than a dream and a treacherous letter…
Will is wracked with guilt over the arrest of the rival playwright, Baxter, and he makes a dangerous confession to the beautiful and rebellious Alice. The future of the theatre is threatened when the crowd-pleasing actor, Kemp, is tempted by another playhouse.
Will has an epiphany, which could lead him to success but he needs Alice's help. A charismatic fugitive from Will's past burdens him with a dangerous obligation.
Marlowe introduces Will to the decadent elite of London, but things take a macabre turn; Alice becomes disillusioned; Will must fight for all that he holds dear.
An unexpected arrival sends Will's world spinning; a transcendental experience leads Marlowe to deal with his past; Topcliffe deciphers a code that throws Will into a life-and-death situation.
Tensions rise as Will and Alice continue to collaborate, while Anne attempts to adjust to London life. Love forces Marlowe to confront his darkest fears. Presto is forced to confront true evil.
With the theatre in jeopardy, Will enlists the help of a beautiful and talented friend. Alice turns to Southwell for comfort and an existential crisis leads Marlowe back to the dubious Edward Kelly.
Will is shocked to learn of Alice's new passion. Haunted by his inability to write, Marlowe embarks on a self-destructive path. Plague haunts London, and Richard discovers what he believes in.
To write his new play, Will must confront Topcliffe. To achieve greatness Richard must tell his father a harsh truth. Alice contemplates a perilous mission.
Will and the company are shocked by a terrible discovery; they must risk everything in a life and death struggle for survival.
Colm Meaney(James Burbage)
Ewen Bremner(Richard Topcliffe)
Jamie Campbell Bower(Christopher Marlowe)
Max Bennett(Robert Southwell)
Mattias Inwood(Richard Burbage)
Laurie Davidson(William Shakespeare)
Olivia DeJonge(Alice Burbage)
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