Al Cologne – Boss of the Chicago Outifit
Cutting a dash in his pin-striped suit and fedora Al’s one scary mobster. But don’t be fooled, Al’s a bit of pussycat really and hides his moonshine in a perfume bottle.
May Cologne – Wife of Al Cologne
A posh totty who won’t stand for any messing, May wears long gloves and looks down her nose at the molls who hang around the Rexington Hotel.
Jock “Mad Dog” McBurn – Mobster
Wearing tartan trews, and a Tam O’Shanter, Mad Dog’s a spiffy-looking argumentative Scot who could shoot you as soon as look at you.
“Sugar”; Meringue – Chorus girl and wife of Buns Meringue
Regaled in her flapper dress, headband and feather boa, Sugar’s quite the modern gal, and so sweet and alluring, she could fool anyone.
“Bottles” Cologne – Al’s brother and the brains behind the Chicago Outfit
With his distinctive s-s-stammer and bottle-top glasses, B-b-bottles dresses in brown factory overalls and has a clipboard to hand.
Mrs Roody – Landlady of a boarding house
Frowsy and blousy, Mrs Roody thinks she’s a bit of a babe, but her dirty housecoat, laddered stockings and fluffy slippers hide nothing.
Mayor Blindeye – Mayor of Chicago
With his slicked back hair, gilded chain of office and freshly picked red carnation, Mayor Blindeye would look dapper if it were not for his paunch and his tightly-stretched waistcoat.
Mamma Meringue – Owner of a bakery on Northside and mother of Buns Meringue
In her baker’s pinny and cap, Mamma’s a rolling-pin wielding virago, with a tray full of her legendary meringues to hand she won’t take no for an answer.
Officer Boosey – Bureau of Prohibition agent
In his trench coat and trilby, Boosey’s come to sniff out contraband liquor and puts anything liquid on the menu into one of his test-tubes.
Sister Indignacia – A nun on the run
With a habit a little bit short for propriety, and her crucifix studded with jewels, Indignacia’s not quite as holy as you’d think in her high heels and make-up.
Frankie Gooseberry – Mobster and member of the Northside Gang
Wearing a sharp suit and fedora, Frankie’s part of a special crew set up by Meringue.
Luisa Wolf – “The Blonde Alibi”
A peroxide blonde, with a glitzy flapper dress , Luisa is loyal, through and through, she’s one broad who always stands by her man.
Rich Meringue – Buns Meringue’s younger brother
Nice but dim, Rich is a baker by day and a chauffeur by night, which means he often has flour in his hair and cake mixture on his suit.
Georgie Hoodwinker – Moll
An aspiring model, with her pouting pink lips and fluttering long lashes, Georgie is dressed to impress in a flapper dress, cloche hat and feather boa.
“Velvet” Casey – Violin maker
Wearing a craftsman’s apron and carrying a pocket full of tools, Velvet isn’t exactly dressed for a night out.
Mrs Wong – Chinese laundry worker
In a white Kung Fu suit and with pigtails, Mrs Wong carries the tools of her trade: soda flakes, bucket and soap.
Jack “The Hack” – Reporter from the Chicago Tribune
With a camera slung round his neck and a notepad in his pocket, Jack is suited and booted for the Temperance Society Meeting.
Bootleg Betty – Rum runner
A bit of country hick, Betty sticks out like a sore thumb in the city, as she dresses like a man, in shirt and trousers, and wears a Stetson of all things!
Father O’Malley – An Irish priest
In his dog collar and black clerical suit, there’s no mistaking O’Malley’s vocation. He’s always got something to say, but it’s never anything good.
Coco Lauren – Flamboyant Parisian perfumier
In a floaty long dress and pearls, and armed with her atomiser, Coco epitomizes French style and never wears anything cheap.