Rupert Lindsay is a 32-year-old actor who is desperate to succeed, but whose efforts are undermined by what he imagines to be an anger problem. The sedatives he takes prevent his uncontrolled outbursts, but they also dull his performances. That's why he's had no medication for 36 hours when an arrogant young director provokes him at an audition. A wildly angry personality breaks out of Rupert and wreaks havoc. When his agent hears about his outburst and fires him, Rupert realises he has to do something about his self-destructive behaviour. He consults a psychotherapist called Angus, who tries to delve into Rupert's heavily defended psyche. Angus sees three different personalities in his new client and knows it's going to take time to help Rupert find a better way of dealing with them. Then Rupert gets a break. He auditions for the lead role in 'The Fatal Blasphemy of Jeremiah Ulysses's Boundless Rage', a previously unknown play by Christopher Marlowe that tells the story of a Puritan ...