According to the blurb "In 1986 Peter Arnott wrote a play about Thomas Muir for the Tron Theatre, directed by Michael Boyd and starring Kevin MacMonagle and Russell Hunter. In the wake of the American and French Revolutions, Thomas Muir was transported to Australia in 1795 for organising the first national elected assembly in Scotland's history, The Friends of the People in 1792. Robert Burns wrote Scots Wha Hae on the day Muir's trial started in 1794. The letter he wrote with the first draft makes it clear who he had in mind: Wallace was an allegory for the real hero, Thomas Muir, a
champion for Democracy."
The play was a response to the original referendum in 1979 , an event in which the majority was denied. It takes place simultaneously between two places (Scotland and a prison ship on its way to Australia) and two times 1792/93 in Scotland and 1794 in Australia.The cast contained two members who performed in the original play in 1986.