A new play by simple8 theatre company, adapted from Herman Melville’s novel.
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 enrolls 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.
"It'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." Moby Dick is listed on both Arcola Theatre's and simple8 theatre company's pages.
photo: Idil Sukan at Draw HQ
Editors' note: simple8's sustainability policy and statements on climate change are here.