Athens, 1843. Greece is ruled by the Bavarian king Otto-whose reign was imposed on Greece by England, France and Russia , the great powers of Europe –and his wife Amalia. The country is in a dire financial situation, the land is in the hands of few, Otto replaces Greeks with Bavarians in the army. The palace is overshadowed by general hatred. For the last few months there were rumors that an uprsing was being planned.
September 2nd, 1843. It’s getting late. From the outskirts of Athens soldiers are approaching the capital. Their cries stir up the people. More and more are joining the crowd and are heading to the palace, leaded by a proud man on his horse: Colonel Kallergis, the military commander of Athens.
It is past midnight. However no one is sleeping. Thousands of people are now surrounding the palace. Cries demanding a constitution are shaking the atmosphere. What is King Otto going to do?
That night, Lambros, a young waterseller from the outskirts of Athens, became witness of the historical events that changed the history of modern Greece. Inside the palace, queen Amalia and her dearest lady of honour Rosa, are facing their own dilemmas. Let’s listen to them…