This delightful comedy of errors follows the fortunes of Perkin and Wat. Perkin is royal odd job man to the Court of Emperor Sigismund the fourteenth (of "The Emperor's New Clothes"). His friend, Wat, has recently been demoted from court pastry cook following a disastrous batch of cakes (Wat swears he was framed by the head cook). Wat is the comic focus, meaning well, but repeatedly foiled by the two protagonists of the Emperor's new clothes, who also contrive much mischief for the hopeless Emperor and his bungling courtiers. Our heroes triumph at the last, Wat regaining his status and Perkin winning the heart of Princess Sophie.