Follow Moll's racy adventures

IT'S 18th century England, and a woman born to a convict mother at the notorious Newgate prison in London is living her life in a manner that would put even the most outlandish modern-day telly soap plot to shame.

IT'S 18th century England, and a woman born to a convict mother at the notorious Newgate prison in London is living her life in a manner that would put even the most outlandish modern-day telly soap plot to shame.

The story of Moll Flanders, and her fortunes and misfortunes on her travels in Britain and the American colonies, is set among a rabble of prostitutes and pickpockets, perverts and peers. And bigamy, incest and crime - all of human life is there.

And you can see how Daniel Defoe's worldly heroine fares in a new visiting production of Moll Flanders at Westacre Summer Theatre.

Brute Farce Theatre's production brings the curtain down for another season in the tented arena at West Acre, north of Swaffham, on Friday and Saturday, August 22 and 23, at 7.30pm. Admission is £12.


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There are just a few more chances to catch Westacre's home-grown production, Comedy of Errors, a 1950s take on Shakespeare's story of separated twins and mistaken identities. The mainly youthful cast performs a lively, boisterous version of the play set to the music of rock 'n' rollers and crooners of the Elvis era. There are performances today, tomorrow and Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 or £12 depending on which night you go, or £6 for those aged 18 and under.

This weekend, the Cocktail Jazz Band provides the music at the last of the Jazz Sunday picnic sessions at the summer theatre's ruined priory setting near the banks of the River Nar. The fun starts from noon to 3pm, and tickets are £6, children aged 10 and under free.

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To reserve tickets call the Westacre box office on 01760 755800.

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