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Friday, June 30, 2006

Moby Dick! The Musical...


Last night Michael organised tickets for us to go and see Moby Dick! The Musical at the Pleasance Theatre in North London. Lovely lighting.

The staging was rather am dram to be honest with awful sound but a spirited performance by the 25 strong cast: think X Factor auditions, think Girls Aloud wannabes, think "I wanna be on the stage, Momma!" And for some bizarre reason everything was performed with an Amercian twang.

The plot, such as it was... In order to save their bankrupt and dilapidated school, the girls of St Godley's Academy for Young Ladies decide to put on a musical version of Herman Melville's classic novel of Captain Ahab's search for the great white whale, Moby Dick. A highly comic, satirical romp through this age-old mariner's tale ensues, full of witty double entendres and a wonderful variety of musical styles such as 80's pop, 50's doo-wop, gospel, Gilbert & Sullivan, sea shanty and opera.

Great to see everyone though and we did have a giggle.

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