King David has been forced into exile- driven from the capital city of Jerusalem by a group of insurrectionists. Fortunately, he is not alone. He is accompanied by his three generals, his cabinet ministers and a whole company of men, still loyal to his rule. David knows what he must do next; namely, reclaim the throne from Absalom, the usurper. There is, however, one complication: Absalom, is David's first born son. How can David put down the rebellion without putting down the rebel? How can he exercise judgement while, at the same time, showing mercy? How can he fulfil his duties as rightful King while, at the same time, act as a loving father? That is the tension at the heart of this story. That is the tension in the heart of King David.