Venue: Tobacco Factory Theatre main auditorium
Performance Time: 20:00
Performance Duration: 2:00
Full Price: £13.00
Concession Price: £9.00
Box Office Phone Number: 0117 902 0344
Considered one of the great American novels, Herman Melville’s Moby Dick is a work of immense detail, charismatic characters, revenge and promethean challenging of the Gods.
In this production by Gare St Lazare, adapted by Conor Lovett and Judy Hegarty Lovett, Captain Ahab’s ruthless pursuit of the whale Moby Dick is presented as a solo performance to a live musical accompaniment by Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh. Since its première in Ireland in 2009 it has received a fantastic reception on tours including Ireland, the South Bank Centre and festivals in the USA and Shanghai.
Gare St Lazare create theatre that keeps the relationship between the audience and the actor at the very centre of each production, and were last at the Tobacco Factory Theatre with the Beckett Trilogy, one of the most unforgettable tour-de-forces seen in Bristol in recent years. We’re thrilled to welcome them back this season.
“Lovett’s capacity to hold an audience is remarkable. His voice control and subtle shifts of expression and movement seem effortless” The Guardian
“I felt as if I should be sitting at somebody’s fireplace enjoying a storyteller tell me his story” Kate O’Toole (The View RTE TV)
“Gare St Lazare players’ vision of theatre is of the ‘empty space’ variety made famous by Peter Brook... It is a theatre that exists entirely in the relationship between the audience and the actor, and this is the type of theatre that Conor Lovett – a phenomenal, almost artless, performer – was born for” Irish Theatre Magazine
Tobacco Factory Theatre main auditorium