Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline has a wager, forbidden love, a fake death by magic potion, lost sons of royalty, an evil stepmother, tension over who will wear the crown and more. In other words, it’s every Shakespeare play ever rolled into one.

The adaptor/director wanted to convey King Cymbeline’s grotesque world (think Game of Thrones, not Cinderella) and the prevailing gossip and political discourse of the day: who will inherit the throne?