Alexander Marwood, the cantankerous landlord of the Queen's Head is away, leaving the Westfield's Men theatre troupe free to play. Marwood's replacement, Adam Crowmere, is a welcome change and Westfield's Men being to dread their landlord's return. But strange occurrences begin to take place within the company and book holder Nicholas Bracewell fears something sinister is afoot. Then the company's costumes are stolen from a locked cabinet and they are forced to perform without them. Nick delves deeper into the mysterious events happening around London because for Westfield's Men, the show must go on.