Moby-Dick

Arcola

Moby-Dick

27 Mar 2013 - 04 May 2013

£14.00 - £18.00

Pro reviewers rating
4 reviews

3.5 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
2 reviews

4.5 out of 5.0

t's true. It's all true for Moby-Dick. He's a killer, he's a fury, he's an angel of hell. Why if the white whale could talk he'd talk like Ahab.

Nantucket.1851. Centre of a whaling industry that transformed blubber into the oils and candles that lit the world. It’s there that a schoolmaster called Ishmael arrives to ship on a whale-boat. He enrols under Ahab, Captain of the Pequod – a man bent on destroying the white whale that lost him his leg. Certain the destruction of his nemesis will slake his thirst; Ahab’s single-minded pursuit of Moby-Dick consumes Ishmael, the crew and the Pequod itself.
 
The spirit and atmosphere of Melville's masterpiece – romantic, ambiguous, characterful and rich with allegory – is captured on stage.

 

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