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Based on the book by Herman Melville
Adapted by Sebastian Armesto

A vibrant reimagining of Melville’s classic featuring sea shanties played live on stage.

‘’It’s true. It’s all true for Moby Dick. He’s a killer, he’s a fury, he’s an angel of hell. Why if the white whale could talk he’d talk like Ahab.’

October,1839. The Pequod is due to sail out of Nantucket and her skipper, one Captain Ahab, is in need of a crew.

Seeking fortune and adventure, a humble schoolmaster named Ishmael steps aboard, joining a company charged with one task - to wreak revenge on the infamous Moby-Dick, the white whale that lost Ahab his leg. Ahab’s single-minded pursuit ends up consuming Ishmael, the crew and the Pequod itself.

The spirit and atmosphere of Herman Melville’s masterpiece – romantic, ambiguous, and rich with allegory – is gloriously captured on stage by the award-winning ensemble Simple8. Using some planks of wood, tattered sheets and an old accordion, the hunt for the most famous whale on earth is ingeniously brought to life.

‘a company possessing the skills, dedication and intelligence to create wonder’ ★★★★★ The Times
‘bold and brilliant’ ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

Evenings: £30, £28, £25, £16; Disabled/Unwaged/Students/Young Scot Cardholders/ Under 26s £23, £21, £18, £16 (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket)
Matinees: £28, £27, £22, £16; Disabled/Unwaged/Students/Young Scot Cardholders/Under 26s £21, £19, £17, £16 (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket)

Charcuterie Boxes

Make your visit extra special by ordering a Charcuterie Box to enjoy before the performance.

Charcuterie Box (sharing for 2 or more) - £29

Oat cakes, selection of charcuterie - chorizo, prosciutto, salami and kielbasa sausage, selection of cheeses - Wookey Hole cheddar, Red Devil and Brie de Meaux, served with fruit, olives and caramelised onion chutney.

Select your Charcuterie Boxes during the checkout process, or reserve them at any point up to 12:00 on the day before your performance by calling our Box Office on 01738 621031. When you book your Box, we will reserve a table for you in the Perth Theatre Café for an hour before your performance starts.

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For any dietary requirements or allergens please call our Box Office on 01738 621031.

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Pick and mix from this season’s tempting selection of shows and pay less the more you see!

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Jekyll & Hyde
Wed 31 Jan - Sat 3 Feb

The Time Machine
Tue 20 - Sat 24 Feb

Casablanca: the Gin Joint Cut
The 14 - Sat 30 Mar

Moby Dick
Tue 16 - Sat 20 Apr

What The Butler Saw
Tue 30 Apr - Sat 4 May

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Performances available in:
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Thu 18 Apr 2024: 19:30
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Fri 19 Apr 2024: 19:30
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Sat 20 Apr 2024: 14:30
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Performances available in:
BSL Audio Described
Sat 20 Apr 2024: 19:30
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