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Moby Dick

One of the defining tales of English literature

Compressed from a 900-page novel to 90 action-packed minutes on stage. This is a chance to see and hear a defining work we all wish we’d found the time to read!

The performance is directed by Adam Cook (A Doll’s House and Much Ado About Nothing). Moby Dick is a work of overwhelming imagination about the great struggle to defeat the nothingness – the whiteness – the encroaching terror of why we are alive, what our faith is worth and how we perceive the world.

This stripped back production is played as a vibrant, thrilling, transcendently energetic poetry and percussion slam. The haunting language and extreme physicality of this text is brought to vivid life by a cast of actors even more varied than the ramshackle crew of the novel.

Aboard the hauntingly atmospheric ship, the Pequod, an extraordinary adventure unfolds. The single-minded Captain Ahab pursues his revenge against the infamous white whale who bit off his leg. This great American classic is a hymn to the sea, to whaling lore and the self-defeating prophecy of revenge.

Herman Melville’s 1851 novel Moby Dick is an example of the very greatest poetry ever put to paper – exquisitely playful, funny, barbaric, soul-shunting and desperate. Legendary playwright Orson Welles’ ingenious adaptation brings to life this epic story where poetry is the captain.

With Danny Adcock, Rachel Alexander, Mark Barry, Badai Maftuh Flynn, Tom Royce Hampton, Jonathan Mill, Wendy Mocke, Francesca Savige, Vaishnavi Suryaprakash and Bryden White-Tuoey.

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When

Thursday 9 August 2018 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Friday 10 August 2018 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 11 August 2018 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 11 August 2018 from 2pm to 4pm
Monday 13 August 2018 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Tuesday 14 August 2018 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Wednesday 15 August 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Wednesday 15 August 2018 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Thursday 16 August 2018 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Friday 17 August 2018 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 18 August 2018 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 18 August 2018 from 2pm to 4pm
Monday 20 August 2018 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Tuesday 21 August 2018 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Wednesday 22 August 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Wednesday 22 August 2018 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Friday 24 August 2018 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 25 August 2018 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Thursday 23 August 2018 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 25 August 2018 from 2pm to 4pm

Cost

Adult: $45.00
Concession: $36.00
Group: $26.00

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