Have A Whale Of A Time At This Free Outdoor Production Of Moby Dick

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Have A Whale Of A Time At This Free Outdoor Production Of Moby Dick

This is a sponsored article on behalf of City of London Corporation.

Image © Teatro dei Venti/Ferrin

For one night only, Captain Ahab's famous ship (and his obsessive search for revenge) comes to the City of London. Head to Guildhall Yard on Saturday 22 June to see the UK premiere of a spectacular outdoor production of Moby Dick: the construction of an obsession — without paying a penny.

Image © Teatro dei Venti/Ferrin

This adaptation of Melville's classic American novel, which follows one captain's fierce pursuit of the giant white sperm whale that tore off his leg on a prior expedition, is the brainchild of Italian theatre company Teatro dei Venti.

Formed in Modena in 2005, Teatro dei Venti's productions have a socio-cultural and educational focus, and themes of migration and fear of the unknown loom large in its timely reinvention of Moby Dick.

Image © Teatro dei Venti/Ferrin

As the sun lowers over this majestic medieval complex, you'll be swept away to the Atlantic, Indian, and South Pacific oceans on the Pequod's voyage, via some truly spectacular staging and a potent blend of theatre, dance, circus, and music.

The performance is part of the City of London Corporation's Fantastic Feats: the building of London. This six month season celebrates the capital's engineering and architectural triumphs through street theatre and circus, art, music, exhibitions, walks and tours. And that includes plenty more free events to keep you entertained through to December. Find out more here.

Image © Teatro dei Venti/Ferrin

Moby Dick: the construction of an obsession by Teatro dei Venti runs for one night only, at 8pm on Saturday 22 June. The performance, which takes place in Guildhall Yard, is completely free to attend and there's no need to book.

Last Updated 13 June 2019