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An image of a man sideways with a blue colour overlay takes up half the image. The other half of the image is text 'Moby Dick A new adaptation based on the book by Herman Melville' on a wooden floorboard background.

Moby Dick

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Overview

 A Simple8 Production in association with Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Adapted by Sebastian Armesto  

 

Moby Dick

Based on the book by Herman Melville

A fast and vibrant reimagining of Melville’s classic tale, featuring sea shanties played live on stage.

“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.”

In search of fortune and adventure, Ishmael, a humble schoolmaster, ships on the Pequod, a whale-boat sailing out of Nantucket. The skipper, one Captain Ahab, charges his crew to wreak revenge on the white whale that lost him his leg – the infamous Moby-Dick. Ahab’s single-minded pursuit consumes Ishmael, the crew and the Pequod itself.

The spirit and atmosphere of Herman Melville’s masterpiece – romantic, ambiguous, and rich with allegory – is gloriously captured on stage by Simple8. Using some planks of wood, tattered sheets and an old accordion, the hunt for the most famous whale on earth is ingeniously brought to life.

Winner of:

Peter Brook Empty Space Award: Best Ensemble

Off-West End Award: Best Ensemble

 

If a performance is sold out, email info@northernstage.co.uk or call 0191 230 5151 to be added to our waiting list.

 

Running time

2hrs 5mins (approx, including interval)

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Moby Dick in rehearsals – Whaler’s tale

Cast

Cast headshots for Moby Dick

Mark Amends – Ishmael

Jonathan Charles – Musical Director/Ensemble

Hannah Emanuel – Starbuck

Syreeta Kumar – Manx

Hazel Monaghan – Ensemble

James Newton – Ensemble

William Pennington – Stubb/Ensemble

Guy Rhys – Ahab

Tom Swale – Queequeg

Age Guidance

For ages 7+

The show contains haze, flashing lights, strobes, blood, references to death of animals and humans.

Reviews

★★★★ Bold and brilliant” – The Daily Telegraph

★★★★ “A transporting experience” – The Independent

★★★★ “From start to finish it exerts an incredible grip” – The Times

★★★★ “It’s believable, it’s impressive, and my god, it’s clever” – The Upcoming

Director Jesse Jones chats about the production

There are two entrances to the theatre, Kings Road Entrance (this is the taxi drop-off/collection point) and the Main Entrance.

Both level entrances have automated doors. These lead into the foyer area where you will find the Restaurant, Bar, Box Office and entrances to Stages 1, 2 and 3.

STEP FREE ACCESS

Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available

WHEELCHAIR SPACES

There are five wheelchair positions in Stage 1, two positions in Stage 2 and all seats are removeable in Stage 3.

TOILETS

We have a Changing Places toilet in the Stage 1 lobby and accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.  Gender neutral toilets are situated in the Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.

HEARING ENHANCEMENT

Induction loop system in all public spaces, and an infra-red system in all three stages. (In Stage 1 the induction loop is best covered in rows E – L).

ASSISTANCE

One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied.

BOOKING COMPANION SEATING

To book a free ticket for a wheelchair companion or an assistant, contact our Box Office on 0191 230 5151, via email at boxoffice@northernstage.co.uk or by visiting our Box Office in person.

GUIDE DOGS

Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here.

SEAT ACCESSIBILITY

Stage 1: Seats are 43 cm wide, 41cm deep, with 46cm between arm rests. The aisleway is 51cm deep from the seat back. Arm rests cannot be removed.

Stage 2: Seats are 40cm wide, 41cm deep. The aisleway is 64cm deep from the seat back. There are no arm rests.

Our seats are rated to British Standards at installation and are guaranteed to hold up to 110kg.

More Information

To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.

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Educational resources

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