Moby Dick - New Wolsey Theatre

Moby Dick

Performed from Tue 14 — Sat 18 May


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'Moby Dick' Director Jesse Jones

A fast and vibrant reimagining of Herman Melville's classic, featuring sea shanties played live on stage

October, 1839. The Pequod is due to sail out of Nantucket and her skipper, the notorious Captain Ahab, is in need of a crew. Seeking fortune and adventure, humble schoolmaster Ishmael ships aboard, joining a company charged with one task: to wreak revenge on the white whale that lost Ahab his leg – the infamous Moby Dick.

The spirit and atmosphere of Herman Melville’s masterpiece – romantic, ambiguous, and rich with allegory – is gloriously captured on stage by the award-winning ensemble Simple8.

Presented by Simple8, in association with Royal & Derngate, Northampton.

Production images: Manuel Harlan.

Reviews of Moby Dick

What the press say

★★★★ 'Bold and Brilliant'

The Daily Telegraph

★★★★ 'The music was amazing and very reflective, as well as being uplifting and emotional at the same time. The choreography of movements, directed by Rachael Nanyonjo, along with the props was superb and brought all of the elements together.'

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