Review: Moby Dick

Moby Dick: A Play, A Pie and a Pint

4 Stars (4 / 5)


The pie, nice enough; The pint, Guinness Extra Cold, always welcome – and the play, an adaptation of Moby Dick!

In for four years of living in Glasgow’s West End, doing Glasgow West End stuff like growing a mighty beard, drinking tea and oh yes, going to university, I have never before been to the famous Play, Pie and a Pint.

It does not disappoint. This almost condensed version of Melville’s Moby Dick cuts to the core of the novel. The excellent cast get to the substance of the themes: the danger of obsession, compassion, friendship and human conflict – all in under an hour.

Using the novels wonderful prose and live music performed by the actors themselves, a dreamlike atmosphere is created, taking the audience on their own hunt for the white whale.

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