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Written in 1722 and set in 18th Century London, Daniel Defoes story is based on a real life experience whilst serving time in Newgate prison for libel.

Moll Flanders is a low-bred rogue who struggles to survive against all the odds, having been born in Newgate prison to a mother who is a thief.

WCMDs production has kept elements of comedy from
the original script. Sally Cookson, Director, has also incorporated all of the squalor of barbaric 18th century London and has kept it relatively traditional. The production will feature live music by John OHara, sung by the cast. Interestingly, the character of Moll is played consecutively by the three female cast members, depicting the different stages of her life.

A minimal set will be used. The stage is raked (sloped), surrounded by 3 sets of seating. Sand and sawdust will be strewn across the stage, producing a damp smell in order to evoke the grubbiness of London. Costumes will be authentic, and deliberately grubby in appearance.

Sally Cookson is no stranger to WCMD. She has
previously directed at College, namely A Family Affair and Don Juan Comes Back from the War. She has also worked extensively with students from University of Glamorgan. She is very complimentary about WCMD students, describing them as having a very practical approach and extremely dedicated. On Moll Flanders, she says that it is an ensemble piece that charts the life of an incredibly resilient woman
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Cathryn Thomas
Wednesday, October 10, 2001back



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