When Toby auditions the ambitious Leo Duchene, he is struck by the boy’s charisma and raw talent but wary of his unpredictable and self-destructive behaviour. His growing involvement draws him into a tangled history: a past filled with loss, pain, guilt and violence. A past that traps Toby and Leo in a toxic dance. Years before, beautiful Didi Duchene longs to break free from the golden cage of her pampered life but in doing so she initiates a generational tragedy: a poisonous tree rooted in the dangerous, playful and sensuous world of The Crimson Pantomime. Can playing many parts help us discover who we really are?