The White Whale archiveSlung Low's new version of Melville's Moby Dick. You are given a set of headphones. When you put them on you can hear all the actors like they're whispering in your ear. There's music too, a soundtrack. You take your place by the side of the canal and get ready to watch the action. It's not just a play, it's an adventure: and it's happening right in front of you. Live. In the future we hunt whales for the oil in their bodies. Just like they did in centuries past. The oil of a single whale can run an army for a week. This is new science. This is our future. So we send gangs of men out onto the dark, cold sea to bring back the things we need. The crew of the Pequod are going to sea because it's their job. But Ahab, captain of the Pequod, is not going to sea for the oil or for the money. Ahab is going for revenge. Revenge on the vast whale that took him down into the black depths of the ocean. Revenge on the greatest whale in all the oceans: a perfectly white whale. And Ishmael, a young man new to whaling, he's going to sea seeking a hunter's violence. And we are all going with them.


Nima Taleghani, Andrew Macbean, Liam McKenna, Liam Evans-Ford, Angus Imrie, Christopher Brand


Author: James Phillips
Company: Slung Low
Design: David Farley
Sound: Matt Angove
Music: Heather Fenoughty
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The White Whale

The White Whale (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01290194113. Details of all The White Whale archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0661482250

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4 Sep 14
14 Sep 14
West Yorkshire

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