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Moby Alpha (Charles In Association With Fringe Management)

By | Published on Saturday 15 August 2015

Moby Alpha

Outer space is not the most obvious place to set a retelling of Moby Dick. You also probably wouldn’t expect a stage show to be entirely lit by LEDs inside the actors’ headgear, but this is a performance that likes to play with the audience’s expectations. It charts Captain Ahab’s obsession with Moby Alpha, a great white energy cloud which looks a lot like a whale.  ‘Moby Alpha’ is an intelligent but niche piece of theatrical comedy, paying homage to sci-fi and pop culture as well as literature, though while the performances are confident and engaging, in places they lack energy. This show is certainly an imaginative and enjoyable one, even if some of the references evade you.

Assembly George Square, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Vicki Baron]