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Outrageous rabble to take to the stage in Medway

Date: 15/02/2008           Category: Arts and Libraries

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY A brand new stage adaptation of the classic Moll Flanders is to make its world premiere at The Central Theatre, Chatham on Thursday, 6 March, 7.30pm. The play, which runs to Saturday, 8 March, is performed by Brute Farce Theatre Company, which will also hold its production week at the theatre. Daniel Defoe's classic novel about 17th Century England is ingeniously reinvented with large helpings of modern mayhem and a generous sprinkling of satire. Brute Farce uses a minimal set, masses of imagination and serious amounts of cross dressing to present a rabble of prostitutes, pickpockets and perverts in this compelling tale of incest, bigamy and crime. The company is opening the show in Chatham, so will be using The Central Theatre to fine-tune technical and performance details from Monday, 3 March, ending with a full technical rehearsal on Wednesday, 5 March. The director and cast will be available on the Wednesday afternoon for interviews and photos. Talkback night is Thursday, 6 March, when the audience can meet the people behind the play for an informal question and answer session after the production, for no charge. Moll Flanders is the first play in The Central Theatre’s spring season aCT now! series. Book for all three plays in the season – which also includes Snake in the Grass and Strangers on a Train – before 8 March and each ticket will cost just £9. Tickets to see just Moll Flanders cost £14 and £16. For bookings call box office on 01634 338338, email boxoffice@medway.gov.uk or visit www.medway.gov.uk/theatres.