Shortly after midnight on Sunday, September 2, 1666, a fire started in a London bakery on Pudding Lane. This inferno burned it's way into history as The Great Fire of London, raging for four days and bringing the capital city to it's knees. Shops, inns, and even cathedrals were lost; and 70, 000 of the city's 80, 000 inhabitants were made homeless. The Great Fire brings that history to life through the eyes of the people on the ground, from King Charles II and Samuel Pepys to Thomas Farriner, The King s Baker in whose premises the fire began. This drama recreates the chaos of a city imploding, and the fear and rumors of treachery that took hold.