Will looks forward to an age when anti-immigrant rioting is long-gone, but in the meantime he and the players plan to do their bit to help those worse off than themselves with a fund-raising charity gala night. As it happens Will's newest play, the Merchant of Venice, is also about an oppressed outsider - but who will play the ground-breaking character of Shylock? Step forward the great actor of the age, Wolf Hall, a man with amazing stage presence and some rather controversial theories about who really wrote Shakespeare's play.