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01Defoe20160709

01Defoe20160709

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.

01Defoe20160709

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.

02Defoe20160716

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.

02Defoe20160716

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.