A Harlot's Progress

By Jonathan Myerson.

Comedy bringing to life the stories revealed - and concealed - in William Hogarth's famous sequence of engravings.

One day in 1732, an impoverished portraitist abandons his classical training and sets out to paint the wicked tale of a country girl's downfall on the streets of London.

It's a story which will lead him and his imaginary heroine, Moll Hackabout, to very different ends.

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01Plate 1 - Moll Arrives In London20060206

By Jonathan Myerson.

Comedy bringing to life the stories revealed - and concealed - in William Hogarth's famous sequence of engravings.

One day in 1732, an impoverished portraitist abandons his classical training and sets out to paint the wicked tale of a country girl's downfall on the streets of London.

It's a story which will lead him and his imaginary heroine, Moll Hackabout, to very different ends.William Hogarth....Will Keen

Jane Hogarth....Indira Varma

Moll Hackabout....Liz White

London Girl 1 /Susannah....Amelia Lowdell

London Girl 2 /Floss....Annabel Scholey

Mrs Needham....Rosemary Leech

Charteris /Keeper....Crawford Logan

Gourlay /Gonson....Gerard Mcdermott

Wagondriver/ Curate/ Francis/ Card Sharp....Stephen Critchlow

Giuseppe....Paul Reynolds

Solomon Nunes/ Sir James....Nickolas Grace

Bess....Amelda Brown

James/ Dr Rock....Ben Crowe

Client/ Joshua/ Dr Misaubin....Geoffrey Beevers

Director Jonquil Panting

02Plate 2 - Moll The Harlot20060207

The innocent country girl is now a City trader's courtesan.

William Hogarth....Will Keen

Jane Hogarth....Indira Varma

Moll Hackabout....Liz White

London Girl 1/ Susannah....Amelia Lowdell

London Girl 2/ Floss....Annabel Scholey

Mrs Needham....Rosemary Leech

Charteris/ Keeper....Crawford Logan

Gourlay/ Gonson....Gerard Mcdermott

Wagondriver/ Curate/ Francis/ Card Sharp....Stephen Critchlow

Giuseppe....Paul Reynolds

Solomon Nunes/ Sir James....Nickolas Grace

Bess....Amelda Brown

James/ Dr Rock....Ben Crowe

Client/ Joshua/ Dr Misaubin....Geoffrey Beevers

Director Jonquil Panting

03The Harlot Apprehended20060208

Now Moll's a prostitute, and her lover's a famous highwayman.

But that's not why trouble knocks on her door.

William Hogarth....Will Keen

Jane Hogarth....Indira Varma

Moll Hackabout....Liz White

London Girl 1/ Susannah....Amelia Lowdell

London Girl 2/ Floss....Annabel Scholey

Mrs Needham....Rosemary Leech

Charteris/ Keeper....Crawford Logan

Gourlay/ Gonson....Gerard Mcdermott

Wagondriver/ Curate/ Francis/ Card Sharp....Stephen Critchlow

Giuseppe....Paul Reynolds

Solomon Nunes/ Sir James....Nickolas Grace

Bess....Amelda Brown

James/ Dr Rock....Ben Crowe

Client/ Joshua/ Dr Misaubin....Geoffrey Beevers

Director Jonquil Panting

04The Harlot Does Bird20060209

But there's more than one way out of Bridewell prison.

William Hogarth....Will Keen

Jane Hogarth....Indira Varma

Moll Hackabout....Liz White

London Girl 1/ Susannah....Amelia Lowdell

London Girl 2/ Floss....Annabel Scholey

Mrs Needham....Rosemary Leech

Charteris/ Keeper....Crawford Logan

Gourlay/ Gonson....Gerard Mcdermott

Wagondriver/ Curate/ Francis/ Card Sharp....Stephen Critchlow

Giuseppe....Paul Reynolds

Solomon Nunes/ Sir James....Nickolas Grace

Bess....Amelda Brown

James/ Dr Rock....Ben Crowe

Client/ Joshua/ Dr Misaubin....Geoffrey Beevers

Director Jonquil Panting

05 LASTThe Harlot's End20060210

Moll's great London adventure is finished.

But William's is just beginning.

William Hogarth....Will Keen

Jane Hogarth....Indira Varma

Moll Hackabout....Liz White

London Girl 1/ Susannah....Amelia Lowdell

London Girl 2/ Floss....Annabel Scholey

Mrs Needham....Rosemary Leech

Charteris/ Keeper....Crawford Logan

Gourlay/ Gonson....Gerard Mcdermott

Wagondriver/ Curate/ Francis/ Card Sharp....Stephen Critchlow

Giuseppe....Paul Reynolds

Solomon Nunes/ Sir James....Nickolas Grace

Bess....Amelda Brown

James/ Dr Rock....Ben Crowe

Client/ Joshua/ Dr Misaubin....Geoffrey Beevers

Director Jonquil Panting