Wife, mistress, mother, opportunist, friend. The life of Roxana and her maid Amy is as scandalous an adventure as you could find and a morality tale like no other. Bringing Daniel Defoe’s 1724 novel and its surprisingly contemporary debates on marriage, wealth, sexuality and autonomy to the stage, this is a provocative re-telling of the journey of a woman and her maid as they grapple with the world and the choices they have to make. Originally written for the stage, this version of Roxana will be a unique theatre-film hybrid experience filmed in Paisley.
This is an online event
Age guidance: 16 years +
Once booked, we will email you a direct link to view Roxana which will be available from 3pm on the 30th August until 4th September 2021.
Directed by Shilpa T-Hyland and written by Laurie Motherwell, Roxana is a co-production with Renfrewshire Leisure Arts and Museums, the Paisley Book Festival and is made possible with support from Creative Scotland.
Director – Shilpa T-Hyland
Writer – Laurie Motherwell
Creative Producer – Louise Oliver
Director of Photography / Film Producer – Fraser Scott for Kick the Door Scotland
Dramaturg / Mentor – Jemima Levick
Designer – Frankie Collier
Composer – Patricia Panther
Stage Manager – Astrid Rothmeier
Esme Bayley as Roxana
Kim Allan as Amy
Belle Jones as The Man
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