The White Whale
Published by Methuen
7 Male 0 Female
In the future we hunt whales for the oil in their bodies. Just like they did in centuries past. The oil of a single whale can run an army for a week
This is new science. This is our future. So we send gangs of men out onto the dark, cold sea to bring back the things we need"
The crew of the Pequod are going to sea because it's their job
But Captain Ahab isn't going to sea for the oil or for the money
Ahab is going for revenge
Revenge on the vast whale that took him down into the black depths of the ocean
Revenge on the greatest whale in all the oceans: a perfectly white whale
And Ishmael - a young man new to whaling - is going to sea seeking a hunter's violence, trying to stop the thoughts of violence in his heart
And we are all going with them ...
All-male, all-singing cast of seven