Cult Flop Musical Moby Dick to Receive New London Production at Fringe Landor Theatre | Playbill

News Cult Flop Musical Moby Dick to Receive New London Production at Fringe Landor Theatre
Robert Longden and Hereward Kaye's 1991 flop musical Moby Dick, originally produced at the West End's Piccadilly Theatre by Cameron Mackintosh, will get its first major London production since then, beginning a five-week season at the Landor Theatre April 27, prior to an official opening May 3, for a run through May 28.

Cast member Debbie Kurup
Cast member Debbie Kurup

Described in press materials as "a mixture of high camp, music hall-style smut and outrageous double entendres," Moby Dick sees the anarchic and nubile girls of St. Godley’s Academy for Young Ladies and their unflappable headmistress trying to save their school from bankruptcy by staging Herman Melville's classic novel in the school's swimming pool.

The cast includes "I'd Do Anything" finalist Sarah Lark, who subsequently understudied Nancy in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane production of Oliver! and played the role many times; Debbie Kurup (who understudied and played the lead role of Deloris in Sister Act at the London Palladium); and Michelle Bishop (whose West End credits include Jersey Boys and Fame the Musical. Further casting to be announced.

The production is directed and choreographed by Andrew Wright, who choreographed 42nd Street at Chichester Festival Theatre, and has most recently choreographed By Jeeves, also at the Landor. It is designed by Martin Thomas, with lighting by Mike Robertson (Olivier winner for Sunday in the Park with George) and sound by Anthony Coleridge. It is produced by Thomas Hopkins and Danielle Tarento.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 02 0 7737 7276, or visit

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