Newport’s Tin Shed Theatre will be performing Herman Meville’s masterpiece Moby Dick on the gondola of the Newport Transporter Bridge from 3-16 October 2018.
Moby Dick tells the story of Ishmael, a young man desperate to leave land and see the watery part of the world. Meeting with a host of other lost souls, the story quickly becomes about friendship, male mental health, and the need for human companionship. However, Ishmael’s journey across the ocean in search of a great white whale soon becomes a voyage of the damned, as fate tests his religion, and the captain’s madness tests his resolve.
Experience the highs and lows of this classic tale re-imagined for a 21st Century Newport audience, as Tin Shed Theatre Co. re tell Moby Dick bravely, and in epic detail, staged on the floating gondola of the Newport Transporter Bridge and performed by local professional and non-professional performers.
Tin Shed Theatre Co. pride themselves in consistently re-inventing the ways in which stories can be told, always seeking to create theatre in unusual places, for non-traditional audiences. Placing themselves in the heart of Pillgwenlly, they’re working with residents and local professional performers to tackle this production with skill and passion. Honouring the history of the bridge by allowing it to influence the work, Moby Dick has been a project built from the ground up with; community, heritage and the unifying principles of theatre at its core.
“We want to celebrate Newport’s rich heritage and bring people from far and wide to stand in awe of the Transporter Bridge whilst experiencing it in a wholly unique way,” says Tin Shed Co-Director Georgina Harris, “The bridge will be closing soon for renovations, and we feel this is an awesome way to have one last big hoorah for the bridge, before we have space and time to reimagine it’s future and explore its potential. This is our biggest project to date and we can’t wait!”
For further details on Moby Dick visit http://www.tinshedtheatrecompany.com