Having escaped the clutches of the criminal mastermind known as, "Mother" and a life scrounging through the sewers of London, Joe Rat is back, now working as a sweeper in a more upscale part of the city. Soon a wealthy philanthropist, Mr. Harvey, takes an interest in Joe, locating his father and bringing the man back to England from the Canadian wilderness. But when Mr. Harvey's son, jealous of the kindness shown to Joe, risks the lives of all those around him, Joe will have to decide whom to trust and where his loyalties lie.
Having escaped the clutches of the criminal mastermind Mother and his life scrounging through the sewers of London, Joe Rat is back, now working as a sweeper in the more upscale Lomesbury Square. After he foils a burglary at one of the 'posh' houses on the square, the owner, Mr Harvey a rich philanthropist determines to help Joe. Harvey manages to track down Joe's father, a British army deserter now living wild in Canada. Joe has never met his father, but Harvey brings the wild man back to England and helps set them both up in better jobs. But when Harvey’s son, jealous of the kindness shown to Joe, risks the lives of those around him, Joe will have to decide where his loyalties lie.
Mark Barratt was born and raised in London, where he stilllives with his wife and three children. In a highly variedcareer he has been an actor, theater director, writer, andteacher. His script for the audio play The Wizard'sSpell won a prize for Best Entertainment at the NewYork Festival in 1994.