In 1913 England, a young British lad named Richard moves from the countryside of his youth to experience the glitz, glamour, and excitement of Britain's theatre life as the theatre group performs in major cities in Britain. Colin Firth stars as Richard, the young, naive lad who joins his uncle's troupe and finds intrigue, excitement, and love. Richard grows up along the way. Sir Laurence Olivier co stars. This is a fanciful movie that takes you back to an age of innocence before the Great War. This is one of Mr. Firth's first roles and Colin Firth is superb as usual. You can always bet on a CF film. He brings his unique charm and his speciality is period pieces like Pride and Prejudice. Long but worth the time. A fun trip back to a less cynical era.