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Moll Flanders (Edinburgh Theatre Arts)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

A beyond-entertaining performance of the lasciviously tragic though humorous tale of Moll Flanders. Set in 18th Century England, this story revolves around a time when marriage was a business venture and women valued for the size of their dowry. But Flanders, immersed in poverty from birth, does not let money or children get in her way of making a better life for herself. The clever writing and catchy songs in this production matches what you would expect to find in a Mel Brooks show. Lengthy monologues with rolling R’s and poetic passages are no match for this cast of professional actors. Revolutionary for its time, raunchy and feminist even in ours, this play deserves to sell out every night.

St. Ninian’s Hall, 8 – 20 Aug (not 15), 7.40pm (10.10pm), 13, 20 Aug, 2.30pm (5.10pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp281.
tw rating 5/5