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Moll Flanders

28 Sep - 13 Oct
  • Approx 2hrs 15mins including interval
  • £27 - £14 & Discounts
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Audio Described with Touch Tour
  • Captioned

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!


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

Mercury Main Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT, Essex, UK

Box Office: 01206 573948

The Mercury's main-499 seater auditorium, with parking nearby at St.Mary's multi-storey car park!

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Nick Perry
Nick Perry
Ryan McBryde
Ryan McBryde
Paul Herbert
Paul Herbert
Musical Director
Gabriella Slade
Gabriella Slade
David W Kidd
David W Kidd
Lighting Designer
Natasha Harrison
Natasha Harrison
Movement Director
Marc Frankum CDG
Marc Frankum CDG
Casting Director
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