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Four days of classic prose, new artworks, live performances and fresh clam chowder.
Working in partnership with The Southbank Centre, we planned, created, co-commissioned and hosted a mammoth celebration of Herman Melville’s classic work.
Moby-Dick Unabridged was a four-day multimedia immersive reading of Herman Melville’s masterpiece for the London Literature Festival. The event involved hundreds of illustrators, dancers, animators, sculptors, actors, comedians, volunteers from the public and incorporated around fifty newly commissioned works, including a digital annotated ‘Special Relationship’ edition of Moby-Dick published by Pigeonhole Press.
Moby-Dick Unabridged was performed and brought to life with the generous assistance of our friends and artistic partners
A L Kennedy
Aisling Fahey Anjan Saha Arifa Akbar Ben Markovitz Bonnie Greer Burn After Reading Poets Chinbundu Onuzo David Flusfeder Debs Newbold Diana Quick Dotun Adebayo Ellah Alfrey Errol Lloyd Evie Wyld Francesca Beard Francesca Brill Georgina Godwin Guy Morgan Harry Harris Henrietta Rose-Innes Hephzibah Anderson Isley Lynn Isy Suttie Jack Underwood Jim Higo Joan Hewitt Jonny Woo Jude Kelly Katy Darby Katy Wix Laurie Bolger Lee Rourke Liam Williams Liza Klaussmann Louisa Young Louise Brealey Mark Gwynne Jones Matilda Wnek Melissa Harris Molly Parkin Naomi Alderman Nathan Penlington Nicholas Hogg Niven Goviden Peter Hobbs Philip Hoare Rashi Dastidar Rev. Richard Coles Saskia Vogel Shan Maclennan Simon Crump SJ Fowler Tim Key Tim Wells Toby Litt Tom Basden Tom Chatfield
Illustrations and Animations by
Ian McDonnell Natalia Bucior Matthew Robins Rumpus Animation Teodor Dumitrescu
Special Thanks To
Amanda Bullock New Bedford Whaling Museum