"I'm a wild garden. I'm tangled, unyielding and thorny." London. 1883. Sally Askew is a lady, born into a world of privilege - of silk petticoats, parlour games and proposals - raised under the purist, severe gaze of her father, Lord Askew. Ivy Stunner is a freak. Every night she performs in The Distinguished Dr Harland Featherstone's Exhibition of Human Absurdities in a dark corner of Whitechapel, shedding her petticoats and displaying her painted skin to the crowd. Two lives, one woman; The Painted Lady. WARNING: Dark, adult themes.