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Venue details

Theater Zuidplein , Zuidplein 60-64 3083 CW Rotterdam Netherlands

Full Production Cast & Crew

Cast & Crew

Stage director
Lighting designer
Costume designer
Sound designer
Nobulumko Lhilhi Mngxekeza Nziramasanga

About the work

When he wanted to adapt Moby Dick, Gorges Ocloo asked the Nigerian writer Ben Okri to come on board, who reworked Melville’s text into a magic-realist story about the abyss between power and impotence, high and low, rich and poor. A story that unfolds after the ship has sunk, in a poetic and magic realm, inspired by voodoo and animistic tales. A dimension where everything is possible. Where Ahab and Queequeg enter into discussion for the very first time, after relinquishing status and ego and the material world, to end up pure and naked. Expect a jazzy opera, swinging and energetic, about the need for closeness in a world that is ever more polarised.
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