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Moby Dick



Moby Dick

by Plexus Polaire (FR/NO)

17 May 2024, Fri

18 May 2024, Sat
3PM & 8PM
Singtel Waterfront Theatre at Esplanade
$98, $78*, $58*, $38

It is the image of the ungraspable phantom of life; and this is the key to it all. 
― Herman Melville, Moby Dick

An ancient white whale, a captain steering his ship into destruction and the inner storms of the human heart: Moby Dick is the tale of a whaling expedition, but also the story of an obsession or an investigation into the unexplained mysteries of life.

Drawing inspiration from her own family's seafaring heritage, director Yngvild Aspeli and award-winning puppet theatre company Plexus Polaire craft a spectacular visual world on stage that brings Herman Melville's classic tale to life. With a cast of seven actors, fifty intricately crafted puppets, live music and immersive video projections, this sensory feast of a production invites you to journey into the unfathomable depths of the ocean and Man’s perpetual battle with the forces of Nature.

Against a backdrop of maritime history, you'll encounter the iconic white whale, Captain Ahab's relentless pursuit, and the complex human emotions that drive Melville’s timeless epic. Miss at your own peril, this striking theatrical adaptation of Literature’s beast of a book.

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Best Audiovisual Design at the 2022 Hedda Awards


“Yngvild Aspeli’s work is magnificent. The atmosphere created by the lights, video and music is magical. The voice of the actors brings out beautiful passages from Melville’s text, the puppets bring the boat, the crew, the world of the depths to life. They are splendid, disturbing, foolish and bearers of death like Ahab.” — Syndicat National des Entrepreneurs de Spectacles

“A creation of great poetic power, melancholic, visually stunning” — Un Fauteuil Pour L'Orchestre

“A dark and powerful philosophical tale.” — Toute La Culture

*Limited concessions available for students, NSFs and seniors.
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1h 30m

16 years and above
Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content)
18 May 2024, Sat | 8PM

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