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Moby Dan


  • Playwright

    Veronica Coburn 

  • Synopsis

    Moby Dan is a clown play written specifically for the theatrical discipline of the red nose. Inspired by Herman Melville's epic novel, Moby Dick, and set in the local hall of a small town in the midlands, Moby Dan features a cast of four aspirationally challenged individuals and one inspirational hippy. Locked into the hall with a copy of the novel for one whole night, a group of unemployed misfits embark on an imaginary journey to capture Melville's monster.

  • Play Type

    Physical/Devised Theatre

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In the original production five actors played multiple characters.


  • Date of First Production

    13 November 2001

  • Production Notes

    This play was originally presented, with two others, as part of Barabbas... the Festival 2.

  • Producer

    Produced by Barabbas

  • Original Venue

    Project Arts Centre

Original Cast  
Various Characters Lynn Cahill
Various Characters Daniel Guinnane
Various Characters Eric Lacey
Various Characters Ruth Lehane
Various Characters Deirdre Molloy
Production Team  
Director Veronica Coburn
Designer Carol Betera
Lighting Designer Mark Galione
Producer Audrey Behan
Sound Designer Debra Salem
Assistant Producer Amy O'Hanlon
Production Manager Marie Tierney
Stage Director Miriam Duffy
Set Construction Theatre Production Services
Prop Maker Robert Clarke
Prop Maker Ruth Mulhern
PR Christine Monk




The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was supplied by a member of Barabbas... the company.