A hit musical, which ran for 24 years in London’s West End, tells a provocative story filled with humor and heartbreak. Mrs. Johnstone is expecting twins, but knows she can’t afford to raise them both. The affluent woman for whom she cleans house devises a plan to raise one of the twins as her own. In despair, and hoping to give at least one child a better life, Mrs. Johnstone agrees. Despite attempts to keep them apart, the boys, Mickey and Edward, meet and become close friends. Their lives become increasingly intertwined as the drama unfolds toward the inevitable day that they discover the truth about their heritage with explosive results.