A deliberately bawdy Victorian-style melodrama. The poor widow and her beautiful daughter live in a rat-infested hovel, continually pestered by their landlord, the wicked Sir Jasper Dreadful. Sir Jasper wants both the rent in arrears, and the daughter’s hand in marriage. Otherwise he will cast them out into the snow.
There are songs in this show, but they can be used or replaced by whatever future productions feel is appropriate. All major characters need to be competent singing/musically and have some movement and dance skills.