The great Welsh roaring boyo, one of the most powerful actors and personalities of the Twentieth Century, Richard Burton appeared to waste his talent, squander his millions, drink himself to and early death... He was... the most nominated actor never to win an Oscar. From humble roots as the 12th child of a drunken Welsh miner, he rose to become the World's first megastar. Rarely out of the papers for three decades and infamously married to Elizabeth Taylor, the word 'paparazzi' was coined for them... but the real Burton, little Richie Jenkins, was known only to a few. Presented in Burton's own words and those of the great writers he admired, Welshman Josh Richards reincarnates both the actor and the myth in a moving, powerfully charming, deeply profound performance. An emotional helter-skelter ride through the life of a flawed genius. And have things changed? As we witness this passion fuelled genius crash to a vodka sodden wreck, we ask how steep is the price we still demand our idols to pay?