Plays Directory : Moby Dick

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Herman Melville
  • Written
    1851
  • Overview
    Novel by Herman Melville, adapted fr stage and also into "Moby Dick The Musical".

    The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale, Moby Dick, a white whale of tremendous size and ferocity. Comparatively few whaleships know of Moby Dick, and fewer yet have encountered him. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. Ahab intends to take revenge.

    In Moby-Dick, Melville employs stylized language, symbolism, and metaphor to explore numerous complex themes. Through the main character's journey, the concepts of class and social status, good and evil, and the existence of gods are all examined as Ishmael speculates upon his personal beliefs and his place in the universe. The narrator's reflections, along with his descriptions of a sailor's life aboard a whaling ship, are woven into the narrative along with Shakespearean literary devices such as stage directions, extended soliloquies and asides.

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4 known characters

2 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Toby Smith
Toby Smith
Technician
2019, Lighting Designer
Brockley Jack Theatre
Samuel Mattioli
2019, Sailor
Guildhall Yard
Michael Tcherepashenets
2019, Sailor
Greenwich and Docklands International Festival
Matthew Coulton
2019, Movement Director
Brockley Jack
Rob Peacock
Rob Peacock
Actor
2019, Older Ishmael
The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
Lucianne Regan
2019, Starbuck
Elizabeth Cooke
Elizabeth Cooke
Costume Designer
2019, Costume
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Jared Morgan
Jared Morgan
Actor
2018, Caotain Ahab
Newport
Jared Morgan
Jared Morgan
Actor
2018, Captain Ahab
Newport - Transporter Bridge
Jessie Harris
2017, Ishmael/Company
Capstone Theatre, Liverpool
Gillian Woodson
Gillian Woodson
Wigs Assistant
2017, Hair and Makeup Supervisor
Nicole Holly Smith
2017, Ahab's Child/Ensemble
The Old Repertory Theatre
Hippolyte Poirier
2017, Flask
Theatre503
Tia Costell
Tia Costell
Actor
2017, Daggoo
The Old Rep
Danielle Kisner
Danielle Kisner
Sound Designer
2017, Sound Engineer
Segerstrom
Jerome van den Berghe
Jerome van den Berghe
Musical Director
2016, Musical Director
Stanwix Theatre, Carlisle
Sarah Cotterill
2016, Assistant Producer/Company Site Manager
York Guildhall
Christine Lb
Christine Lb
Assistant Stage Manager
2016, ASM
Scott Stait
Scott Stait
Musical Director
2016, Keyboard 2
Union Theatre
Christine Lb
Christine Lb
Graphics Designer
2016, Assistant Stage Manager

Alternative Names

Moby Dick The Musical