Moll Flanders

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Fri 28 September 2018
Sat 13 October 2018
Approx 2hrs 30mins including interval
£27 - £14 & Discounts
Mercury Main Theatre

Despite the runaway success of his novel Robinson Crusoe, the author Daniel Defoe is up to his ears in debt and desperate to write another blockbuster.

When he falls into bed with the notorious courtesan Elizabeth Atkins, raised in Colchester, the stories she tells him about her action-packed life give him a great idea. He’ll turn them into a novel called Moll Flanders and it’ll fly off the shelves.  But he hadn’t bargained on becoming entangled in Elizabeth’s tumultuous intrigues and adventures himself, or falling in love with her…

The world premiere of Nick Perry’s unfaithful adaptation features a cast of terrific actor-musicians in a mashup of 18th century bawdiness and 21st century humour. Join Moll as she takes Dan on the ride of a lifetime!

Photos: Scott Rylander

Listen to the cast performing the song London Town!

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Directed by Ryan McBryde, who also recently directed Pieces Of String:

“Rendered with immense clarity in director Ryan McBryde’s polished, moving production”
★★★★ Mark Shenton, The Stage

“The piece is magnificently directed by Ryan McBryde”

Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders, an unfaithful adaptation by Nick Perry
Presented by arrangement with The Touring Consortium Theatre Company


Nick Perry



Ryan McBryde



Paul Herbert

Musical Director


Gabriella Slade



David W Kidd

Lighting Designer


Natasha Harrison

Movement Director


Marc Frankum CDG

Casting Director


Tom Marshall

Sound Designer


Kiaran-Lee Kesby

Associate Lighting Designer

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