Moby Dick

Moby Dick the Musical

The Union Theatre

Not seen in the UK since 1992, saucy cult hit 'Moby Dick! The Musical' is back. Originally produced by Cameron Mackintosh, 'Moby Dick! The Musical' has a book by Robert Longden and music and lyrics by Longden and Hereward Kaye.

Moby Dick the Musical Synopsis: 

The anarchic and nubile girls of St. Godley's Academy for Young Ladies are in trouble! Money for the school has run out and it's threatened with closure. Determined to save their school from bankruptcy, the resourceful girls, and their unflappable headmistress come up with a plan to keep the school afloat. Using whatever they can find, the girls mount an original production as a fundraiser - a musical version of Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick, featuring their own headmistress in the coveted role of Captain Ahab.

Book by Robert Longden
Amy Anzel in association with Matt Chisling
Andrew Wright
Songs by: 
Music and Lyrics by Robert Longden and Hereward Kaye
Tim Deiling
James Nicholson
Anna Kelsey
Andrew Wright
Ryan Walkett
Cast list: 
Anton Stephans, Brenda Edwards, Rachel Anne Rayham, Laura Mansell, Aimee Hodnett, Glen Facey, Sam Barrett, Rebekah Lowings, Pérola Congo and Grant McConvey
Other info: 
Musical Director: Lee Freeman
Moby Dick the Musical Schedule
Previews from: 
Wednesday, 12 October, 2016
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 18 October, 2016
Available from: 
Tuesday, 25 October, 2016
Booking to: 
Saturday, 12 November, 2016
Saturday, 12 November, 2016
The Union Theatre 204 Union Street London SE1 0LX
Venue Box Office:
020 7645 0560
Nearest tube:
Southward, London Bridge

Latest Moby Dick the Musical News & Features

Moby Dick the Musical
Friday, June 17, 2016
Moby Dick the Musical Revived at the Union

A new production of the cult-hit Moby Dick! the Musical will run at the Union Theatre in Southwark, south London, from 12 October to 12 November 2016 produced by Amy Anzel in association with Matt Chisling. 

The show was originally produced in London by Cameron Mackintosh following its premiere at the Oxford Old Fire Station. The show received scathing reviews and closed at the Piccadilly Theatre after just four months, and has since become a staple of regional and amateur theatre groups after being reworked into a brand new production.

Our Review

This is Moby Dick, but not as you remember it. The 25th Anniversary production of Hereward Kaye and Robert Longden’s musical flop Moby Dick! The Musical has arrived at the Union Theatre and bares almost no resemblance to the novel I was lovingly read as a child. But the production’s innuendo-laden artwork and the musical’s risqué reputation had already prepared me for the fact that... Read more

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