London's leading composer in 1694 is on a perpetual motion machine, a frantic season of theatre performances. Sir Henry yearns for one more Shakespeare-inspired opera that will revive his 'Glory Days'. With his Patroness dead, his income slashed, an alienated and suspicious wife, his agent arranges yet another tour of cheap venues. But the specter of Plague arises, and Henry stressed by grief, fears contagion. Hallucinogenic from the wrong cure he flees to sunny Madeira. Once southbound, his 'Sea Adventure' unfurls unpredictably. Do things resemble the opera he's composing? Stay aboard for book two, when the nautical nightmare grows menacingly real!