Ishmael Digital Live Stream (5-12) 9th December 1:15pm (AEST)

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On the resource depleted earth of a distant future, young Ishmael joins the crew of MV Pequod – a mining vessel on a mission to the asteroid belt. But when a legendary white comet returns to the solar system from deep space, the ship’s captain, Ahab, pledges to chase it down regardless of the cost. With her shipmates deaf to her concerns, Ishmael plots a return to earth until MV Pequod catches up with its quarry and she’s launched into the fight of her life.

A contemporary space opera, Ishmael recasts earth’s no-longer-vastoceans with the immensity of space, and the endless possibilities and terrors it holds. Taking the form of a live film, the production weaves miniature sets, puppetry, performers and an original score to bring the story to life in front of the audience. Following the world premiere at Brisbane Festival, Ishmael is the latest work by the internationally acclaimed Dead Puppet Society who lend their trademark magic to Melville’s beloved classic.

Brought to you by:

Sydney Opera House

Excursion Details

Provider Provider Sydney Opera House
Presenter Presenter Sydney Opera House
Contact Details Contact Details 9250 7770
Date & Time Date & Time 09-Dec-2020 13:00
Duration Duration 1 Hour 20 Minutes
Bookings Close Bookings Close 10 December 2020
Availability Availability DEC: 500 Positions Available Non-DEC: 500 Positions Available
Price Price 0
Stage 3,Stage 4,Stage 5,Stage 6
Year 5,Year 6,Year 7,Year 8,Year 9,Year 10,Year 11,Year 12
Creative Arts,English,Music,Visual Arts
Creative Arts Life Skills,Drama,Photography Video and Digital Imaging,Reading,Visual Arts
Ishmael, Puppetry, Dead Puppets Society, Moby Dick, Page to Stage, Puppetry,

Booking Instructions


1) Book your virtual excursion using the form on this site

2) A confirmation email will be sent to you from DART Connections

3) A confirmation email and further information will be sent to you from Sydney Opera House at least one week before the event.

4) COMPLETE A SUCCESSFUL TEST with your equipment

- Test your equipment at least one week before your virtual excursion

- Dial the VMR number listed below any time before 11am or after 3pm

- If you are unsuccessful in completing a test,call DART on 1800 824 427 for technical assistance

Completing a test with your equipment or VC hardware ensures a successful connection on the day.

Further Information


· Recommended maximum of 30 students (1 class) per session. Please email with any specific requests regarding additional students.

· Please clear your classroom of desks and chairs and have students sitting on the floor in front of the screen.

· Please make sure the camera is positioned with all students in view so that our Presenter can easily interact with all students.

· Please dial in 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the session at 1.00pm

· Please note you will be charged a fee of $100 if you fail to dial-in on the day, so if you can no longer proceed with your booked session, please email us at atleast two days prior.

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