The play has been in progress for a few months and will have a rehearsed reading shortly. It tells the story of the last days of General Gordon at Khartoum in 1884 before the inhabitants were massacred by the Mahdist forces on 24th January, 1885; two days before the relief force arrived. It was one of the longest sieges in history. There were few survivors and accounts of how Gordon met his death are contradictory. The play is a form of introspection as Gordon imagines he is speaking with his sister, Augusta, with whom he frequently corresponded and the audience. Decisively, the character of this enigmatic, charismatic man is revealed.