When pirate-turned-explorer Martin Frobisher discovers a new land in the Arctic filled with riches, the Queen glimpses a golden future of wealth, prestige and influence. Charmed by tales of the exotic singing 'Esquimaux' who live there, Elizabeth invests heavily to bring 'Civilisation to the natives', and their assets home to England.
Fraser Grace began writing for the stage whilst working for Back-to-Back Theatre, a Birmingham based touring company for which he also acted and directed. 'Perpetua' was joint winner of the 1996 Verity Bargate Award. His recent play Breakfast with Mugabe was a West End hit for the RSC.