"Safe? You want to be funny and safe? You're asking for the poxy moon!"
Alternative comedian Lucius Brodkin wants a brilliant career. Instead he gets a short, sharp shock. Elizabeth I is tottering at death's door. Plotters are everywhere. The future looks wobbly. An International Trade Delegation is on its way to London. Who will entertain them? Lucius thinks he'll hit the big time-but he's reckoned without the 16th Century backstabbers and City wide boys.