"Moving and highly charged"

Yorkshire Post

Moby Dick


For the seafarer’s life. Prophecy speaks of a great whale-ship and its quest for glory. Braving storms and tempest tides, the crew pursue a creature as vast, dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself; a white whale of mammoth size and will. With a demonically driven sea captain at the helm, an adrenaline-fuelled chase across the oceans awaits all who volunteer to come aboard…

An epic in every sense of the word, Herman Melville’s maritime masterpiece came to life in an inspirational new production. The voyage began in a local fishing inn, an in-the-round interactive theatre set within a medieval Guildhall where a group of old fishermen meet. Featuring spectacular live music and songs of the sea Moby Dick was a bold, exhilarating sea-faring adventure.

This new adaptation of Moby Dick, written by award winning playwrights John Godber and Nick Lane ran for a season in October 2016.

"Thrilling, moving, psychological drama of obsession, madness and danger" ★★★★★ York Press

"An entertaining and immersive piece of storytelling" The British Theatre Guide

"In beautifully choreographed moments, the entire cast literally whip up hurricanes and harpoon imaginary whales like experienced old sea hands" The Stage


Adaptation by Nick Lane and John Godber

Director Gareth Tudor Price

Set Designer Graham Kirk

Costume Designer Tabitha Grove

Lighting Designer Graham Kirk

Music Director Joshua Goodman

Presented by Rebecca Stafford Productions and Theatre Mill