'Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of all of China, lies dying of mercury poisoning which he has taken in a misguided attempt to make himself immortal.
'He is responsible for the building of the Great Wall of China. Two ghosts of men who died during its construction head up an unearthly army waiting to greet him on the other side. He is immortalised in his legacy of the Great Wall, visited in the second part of this play by Liz, who has been an invalid since childhood, with the assistance of Sharpie, who so far in life has not amounted to much. An Angel guides them to top of the Wall, the fulfilment of Liz's life-time ambition.'
Source: ABC Radio National website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/