A troupe of actors travel through New Zealand in the 1860s and encounter Charlotte Badger, a female convict escaped from Australia. Charlotte was reported to have helped mutineer a passenger ship from Australia in the 1800s, after stealing the Captain’s clothes and flogging his naked posterior in the process. When Charlotte encounters the troupe of at the outbreak of the Waikato Wars, all their lives are changed.

"We've been told a lot lately that we should be more interested in our national history, and if it were all as much fun as this version of it no one would need to be persuaded...a rollicking roguish tale..." Timothy O'Brien, Dominion