saga of The Wututtat Revue filled with misfortune,
strife, sex, pathos and a dwarf is preserved for us in the
ballad of Brimlow v. Casson.  1 ch. 302.(1)
The Wututtut Revue, a burlesque troupe, was touring the southern
part of England. The manager, a rather nefarious individual named
Jack Arnold, paid such meager wages to the "ladies" of
the ensemble that "they were forced to eke out a living by
plying another and older trade." Indeed, as the sordid tale
later developed in court, economic necessities compelled one of
the young ladies to live with a dwarf (who was a member of the troupe).(2)
Fortunately, a labor leader named Lugg intervened on behalf of the
girls and convinced the owners of various theatres to cancel
their contracts with Jack Arnold unless higher wages were paid.
Arnold refused and this resulted in the troupe being stranded in
the town of Maidenhead (of course).
The owners of the Wututtat Revue then brought a "bill in equity"
to enjoin Lugg and the labor union from inducing the theatre owners
to breach their contracts. The court dismissed the bill wisely
holding that Lugg's conduct was justified as a means of pressure
to obtain higher wages in view of the public interest in preventing
immorality and prostitution.
This decision was "immortalized" in 1938 in "Langdell
Lyrics" by Douglas McNeil, a Harvard Law School student:
ladies of the chorus of the Wututtut Revue
Through economic pressure had their virtue to eschew.
"'Twas economic pressure that accounts for their proclivity
To supplement their earnings with professional activity.
That poor benighted maiden didn't say it just for fun,
'If Snow White lived with seven dwarfs, well I can live with one!'
"An economic royalist, Jack Arnold was his name,
Began this competition with the houses of ill fame.
'Twas some ironic destiny by which the troupe was led
That prompted them to end their tour at England's Maidenhead."
"The matter was reported to our hero, labor's Lugg,
Who vowed he'd get Jack Arnold even though it meant the jug.
He gathered up the union's most persuasive breach inducers
To tell this sad and sordid tale to Arnold's pet producers.
proud to say the latter said they didn't give a damn
About Jack Arnold's contract, and they closed him like a clam.
I'm prouder of the Chancellor, who didn't bat an eye
But calmly told Jack Arnold that his action wouldn't
"So here's to Merrie Engbnd, let the Union Jack unfurl,
The Chancellor and Heaven will protect the working girl."(3)