Wednesday, April 20

Moby Dick Musical at Landor cancelled

As tweeted by me a few days ago, the revival of  the comedy musical Moby Dick  which was due to run at the Landor Theatre from 27th April to 28th May has been cancelled because of funding issues.

The cast were in their third week of rehearsals when they were told that the show’s main backer had pulled out and there was no money to pay them for the remaining rehearsal period and five-week run. The cast and creative team rallied round and launched a  major Twitter campaign which managed to raise £10,000 – but it was not enough to cover the shortfall.

The show’s director and choreographer Andrew Wright, co-producer Danielle Tarento with the support of  rights holder Cameron Mackintosh, are “adamant” that the production will take place eventually and they hope to remount it with new backers in six months’ time.

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