The iconic Mr. Punch (of Punch and Judy fame) murders his way through life’s inconveniences. Unsatisfied with mere murder, The Devil and Mister Punch delves into the even darker world of Punch’s manipulators: the puppeteers themselves, and a pair of vaudeville-era theater producers—the ever-battling brothers Harvey and Hovey—who have hit rock bottom, reduced to presenting a puppet show that goes wildly off-course. This shadowy, magical world features transatlantic wooden and papier-mâché players, music of the jug band era, a parade of elephants, hangings, beatings, the devil, and—of course—sausages.