Scene 1 – May 14th 1912, 23:00
A sinister doctor is about to examine an
unidentified body. A hotel director stops
him, recognizing the corpse as the King of
Denmark, who went missing hours before.
They begin to quarrel over ownership of
the body. Two policemen attempt in vain to
resolve the situation.
A diabolical Master of Ceremonies appears
and sings the ballad of poor King Frederik
Scene 3 – May 14th 1912, 04:00
Courtiers wait nervously for the missing
king. The Queen is inconsolable. Finally, the
Hotelier arrives from the Hafenkrankenhaus
and delivers a sad message.
Scene 4 – May 15th 1912, 09:00
Journalists prepare to dispatch the breaking
news around the world, and the Master of
Ceremonies reveals their dirty secrets.
Scene 5 – May 14th 1912, 19:15
The King and Queen argue. Frederik longs
for love, but Lovisa is cold; she grieves her
destiny as Frederik’s wife.
Scene 6 – May 15th 1912, 11:00
Rumours continue to swirl around the
circumstances of the King’s death. Had he
visited a bordello? The two boisterous policemen hold a press conference.