As the African nation of Bwalo prepares for The Big Day – the only day in the year the ailing King talks to his people – we follow five very different people in the three days leading up to the big event.

Charlie: the curious boy with a dangerous dictaphone habit eavesdropping on the bizarre guests of the Mirage Hotel.

Hope: the nurse caring for the fading King as she mourns her past.

Sean: the Irishman who’s given his heart (and the better part of his liver) to his struggle to write the Great African Novel.

Josef: the kingmaker, who can no longer ignore the skeletons rattling in his closet.

And Jack: the courier who’s smuggling something into Bwalo that will change everything forever…