London. 1722. Writer’s festival. Man in full wig sits at a desk. This is Mr Daniel Defoe.

The celebrated writer of ‘Robinson Crusoe’ and the father of the first English novel has just published his new work ‘A Journal of the Plague Year’.

A gentleman of great experience and ever the salesman and propagandist is here to sell his recently published work.

An Interactive show, Mr Defoe will invite his audience to paint parallels between 1665 and now. And it’s important for the audience to know he is inordinately fond of disputation and encourages all present to speak their minds.

“Slightly nuts, but never boring” – Craig Cook (The Advertiser, Adelaide) “A witty and sharp performance by both Woollard and Roberts” – Simon Lancione (Glam Adelaide, Adelaide Fringe 2022)

Directed by Alicia Benn-Lawler

Performed by Phil Roberts and Shannon Woollard

Image by Romy Sweetnam

Access Information:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

75% Aural rating Symbol

Aural Rating 75%: Mainly sound-based, with visuals only incidental to the work, so blind or low vision audiences can have close to the full experience of the event.