The Seymour Centre and Sport for Jove are proud to present one of the defining tales of English literature, Moby Dick, in the Reginald Theatre this August. 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!
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.
In this stripped back production, played as a vibrant, thrilling, transcendently energetic poetry and percussion slam, the haunting language and extreme physicality of this iconic 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 as 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.
Director: Adam Cook Featuring: Danny Adcock, Rachel Alexander, Mark Barry, Badai Maftuh Flynn, Tom Royce Hampton, Jonathan Mill, Wendy Mocke, Francesca Savige, Vaishnavi Suryaprakash, Bryden White-Tuoey Designer: Mark Thompson Costume Designer: Claire-Louise Rasmussen Lighting Designer: Gavan Swift Sound Designer: Ryan Patrick Devlin Movement Director: Nigel Poulton Assistant Director: Shannan Ely Stage Manager: Lauren Holmes
Reginald Theatre – Seymour Centre, Corner City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale (Sydney)
Season: 9 – 25 August 2018
For more information, visit: www.sportforjove.com.au for details.
Image: Sport For Jove presents Moby Dick (supplied)