tone · Dark and ominous, suggestive of a world turned topsy-turvy by foul and unnatural crimes
major conflicts · The struggle within a man 's ambition, his sense of right and wrong and the murderous evil represented by dominant ideology and the best interests of the people
themes · The corrupting nature of unchecked ambition; the relationship between cruelty and masculinity; the difference between kingship and tyranny
setting (time) · Modern times
setting (place) · Various locations in the UK & the USA
Do not mention "The Scottish play" or whistle in the boozer
Scene 1: A Shoreditch pub . Gill, King, Heaney & McNeice are in concert. The audience , some winners of tickets, some guests, have all had a drink.