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.
After meeting Elizabeth Atkins in Newgate gaol, Daniel Defoe has begun to turn her stranger-than-fiction life story into the narrative of Moll Flanders. He's convinced it will make a best seller and so placate his many creditors. But he has only managed to pen half a manuscript when Elizabeth is arrested and sent back to Newgate, charged with numerous capital offences. Defoe tracks her down so that she can conclude her story, but can she be saved from a certain fate at the Old Bailey? Will Defoe find a happy ending for his Moll Flanders?
Dramatist Nick Perry plays fast and loose with this 18th century classic, melding fiction and reality in a manner inspired by Daniel Defoe.
Director: Sasha Yevtushenko.
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|Moll Flanders||Jessica Hynes|
|Daniel Defoe||Ben Miles|
|Mother Midnight||Alison Steadman|
|Mr Mist||Brian Protheroe|
|Court Clerk||Tom Forrister|