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Moby Dick

Co-presented with Tobacco Factory Theatres, Darkstuff Productions brought their critically acclaimed re-imagining of Herman Melville’s masterpiece MOBY DICK to Brunel’s SS Great Britain for an immersive journey in pursuit of the legendary white whale.

Gerard played the role of righteous and god-fearing seaman, STARBUCK.

All men live enveloped in whale-lines. All are born with halters round their necks; but it is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realize the silent, subtle, ever-present perils of life. 

Schoolmaster turned sailor Ishmael joins a whaling ship sailing from Nantucket, New England. The disparate crew are suspicious of both the newcomer and the ‘savage’ harpooner Queequeg. As they journey further into the Pacific, friendships are forged and rivalries formed as the whalers realise their fate is in the hands of Captain Ahab and his reckless hunt to kill Moby Dick.

A unique promenade performance through one of Bristol’s iconic attractions.

Directed by Alison Farina

Produced by Rebecca Megson Smith

Written by Phil John & Simon Harvey Williams

Music/Sound by Daniel Greensmith

Performed by Sophia McLean, Sonal Fricker, Ed Browning, Amy Harris, Gerard Cooke

SHOWING: 18th to 26th Aug 2019

VENUE: Brunel's SS Great Britain, Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, BS1 6TY

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