He's dying to get rich... With the aid of his servant, Mosca, Volpone convinces the wealthy citizens of Venice that he is on his deathbed, prompting them to shower him with gifts in order to become his sole heir. Buoyed by success, the pair persuade merchant Corvino to offer his beautiful wife to bring Volpone back to health. Meanwhile, three English tourists get involved in the tricksters' increasingly convoluted schemes. Will all end well? This new version of the classic comedy, adapted and directed by Martin Foreman, changes the gender of two key characters.