Jessica Hynes plays Moll Flanders to Ben Miles's Daniel Defoe in Nick Perry's free adaptation of the 18th-century classic.
By Daniel Defoe, adapted by Nick Perry.
Daniel Defoe, once more in need of ready money, finds inspiration for a new book when he meets Elizabeth Atkins in Newgate gaol. She tells him her stranger-than-fiction story; of how she was born in prison to a petty thief and of how she loved and bargained her way from rags to riches, from prostitution in the streets of London to prosperity on a Virginia plantation, and then lost it all again. Defoe interprets it all in his characteristic manner, blending fact with fiction, and re-inventing his interlocutor as the lusty and resourceful Moll Flanders.
The Harpsichord was played by Peter Ringrose.
Director: Sasha Yevtushenko.
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|Moll Flanders||Jessica Hynes|
|Daniel Defoe||Ben Miles|
|Mr Mist||Brian Protheroe|
|Lady Cholmondley||Elizabeth Bennett|
|Young Moll||Alex Jarett|