Spymonkey’s Moby Dick at The Dukes

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Spy Monkey’s Moby Dick – An Unreliable Version

One of the funniest pieces of theatre you may ever see is coming The Dukes this November.  Spymonkey’s Moby Dick is a 21st Century mix of Monty Python, Marx Brothers and Mel Brooks, overflowing with brilliant characters, visual humour, slapstick comedy and outrageous naughtiness.

Four actors find themselves trapped in the belly of a literary monster in this glorious mis-telling of Melville’s epic novel.  As they pondor the irony of their fate they recount the story of Moby Dick, sparkling with their own fantastical flourishes. The novel’s epic examination of good, evil, fate and obsession is lost on them. And then, mysteriously, found on them again.

Stuffed with invention and a delightful lack of respect for theatrical convention, Spymonkey’s Moby Dick brings together a remarkable team of creators, combining physical comedy with Music Hall, burlesque, dance, big show-stopping songs, puppetry, illusion and a raft of stunning special effects.

Since their formation in 1997, Spymonkey have built a huge international following in 20 countries, with sell-out shows at Just for Laughs Festival Montreal, Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Comedy Festival and London’s Leicester Square Theatre.

Tickets cost £12 and £10 (concessions).  Please call The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or see http://www.dukes-lancaster.org to book.  There are also a number of free tickets available for under 26s as part of the A Night Less Ordinary Scheme.

There will be a post show talkback session with the cast after the performance on Friday 6 November and is free to ticket holders.


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