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Moll Flanders

28 Sep - 13 Oct
  • Approx 2hrs 30mins 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!

Photos: Scott Rylander

Listen to the cast performing the song London Town!

  1. London Town, performed by the Moll Flanders cast 3:22
  2. Moll Flanders Review on BFBS 3:55
  3. Moll Flanders on the Tony Fisher afternoon show 15:09

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”
★★★★★ BritishTheatre.com

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

142951
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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Cast
Eva-Jane Willis
Eva-Jane Willis
Moll Flanders
Bill Champion
Bill Champion
Daniel Defoe
Mark Peachey
Mark Peachey
Annie Wensak
Annie Wensak
Alan Vicary
Alan Vicary
Victoria Hamnett
Victoria Hamnett
Dan Bottomley
Dan Bottomley
Hanna Khogali
Hanna Khogali
Peter Manchester
Peter Manchester
Creatives
Nick Perry
Nick Perry
Writer
Ryan McBryde
Ryan McBryde
Director
Paul Herbert
Paul Herbert
Musical Director
Gabriella Slade
Gabriella Slade
Designer
David W Kidd
David W Kidd
Lighting Designer
Natasha Harrison
Natasha Harrison
Movement Director
Marc Frankum CDG
Marc Frankum CDG
Casting Director
Tom Marshall
Tom Marshall
Sound Designer
Kiaran-Lee Kesby
Kiaran-Lee Kesby
Associate Lighting Designer
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