Rose Reece an established actress, is challenged that she cannot take a girl unschooled in the dramatic arts and, within a period of five years, train her to the point where she tops the bill in a West End theatre.
Twin girls from a rural background on the Isle of Wight become involved in this challenge and their lives are changed forever. Faced with the devious plots and wickedness of a young woman anxious to bring them down, they learn that being young, beautiful and in the limelight often results in finding themselves in strange and dangerous circumstances and encountering even stranger characters.
Set in the 1920's when England was recovering from the devastating effects of war, the girls become part of the rebirth of the theatre. Mutually supportive, multi-talented, they evolve as a theatrical force to be reckoned with and major characters in the artistic life of the country.