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August 15, 2018

New Adaptation Of Moll Flanders Comes To Mercury Theatre Colchester

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The Mercury Theatre Colchester announces the World Premiere of Nick Perry's Moll Flanders, adapted from the novel by Daniel Defoe.

Moll Flanders Mercury Theatre

Directed by Ryan McBryde, Moll Flanders will play from 28 September to 13 October 2018 at the Mercury 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!

Ryan McBryde said -“I’m delighted to be directing Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders for the Mercury this autumn. Nick Perry’s wonderfully irreverent adaptation has captured the heart of the original book but has also given it a mischievously modern makeover in the spirit of Blackadder. Our heroine Moll has to employ all of her drive, resourcefulness, resilience, ambition, wit and insightfulness to survive in a man’s world. It’s a ribald, riotous romp through 18th century England and Virginia and I can’t wait to get started!”

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BritishTheatre.com
Opening Night Media Ltd
3rd Floor, 80 St. Martin’s Lane
Covent Garden
London WC2N 4AA

The British Theatre website has been established to celebrate the rich and diverse theatrical culture of the United Kingdom.  Our ethos revolves around encouraging and nurturing the performing arts in all its forms. The spirit of theatre is very much alive and the British Theatre website is at the forefront of delivering news and information to audiences and enthusiasts everywhere. Our team of theatre journalists and reviewers are working hard to cover productions and news.


We are constantly developing the site and are always open to receiving feedback from our readers. Join our mailing list to be kept informed of all the latest news that is of interest to you..