Brisbane Festival, Dead Puppet Society and QPAC, in association with Screen Queensland, present

Ishmael

30 Aug – 11 Sept

Ishmael

A dead earth. A climate refugee. A voyage to the outer solar system.

World Premiere

A Dead Puppet Society production, written by David Morton

On the resource-depleted earth of a not so distant future, a young climate refugee named Ishmael is given the chance to build a new life, provided she can survive a voyage to the outer solar system aboard the MV Pequod under the command of the obsessive Captain Ahab.

Moby Dick reimagined as a contemporary space saga, Ishmael recasts earth’s no-longer-vast oceans with the immensity of the universe, and the endless possibilities and terrors it holds. In weaving the story to life, this boundary pushing production melds live film making with live action, miniature sets, puppetry and an original score by indie pop musician Bec Sandridge to tell a captivating story about individual hope and collective redemption.

Ishmael is the latest work by the internationally acclaimed Dead Puppet Society (Laser Beak Man, The Wider Earth) who lend their trademark magic to Herman Melville’s beloved classic Moby Dick.


Price

$39-$49. A fee of $7.20 applies per transaction

Duration

80 mins

Where

Cremorne Theatre, QPAC
Cnr Grey and, Melbourne St,
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Accessibility

Wheelchair access

Assistive listening systems available

Important Info

Schools pricing available

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Where

Cremorne Theatre, QPAC
Cnr Grey and, Melbourne St,
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Ishmael

30 Aug – 11 Sept

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