The Wild Unfeeling World

Theatre (storytelling, installation)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - The Green
  • 19:30
  • Aug 25
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Lion House Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


An incredibly unreliable retelling of Moby Dick. A yearning for the quiet fragile magic of hope, and the chaotic delusion of chasing it. This is about being reckless. About the times when we leap. And sometimes we soar. And sometimes we drown. From Fringe First winning writer Casey Jay Andrews, creator of The Archive of Educated Hearts. Reviews for previous work: ***** ( ***** ( ***** ( ***** (

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: Access via The Green area. Quite steep ramp at entrance. All seating moveable.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Colin George 29 days ago

In a small inflatable(?!) dome squeezed in to the children's area at the back of the Courtyard, Casey Jay Andrews demonstrates her skill in writing and delivering a captivating, yet absurdist story based loosely(?!) on the tale of Moby Dick ("if you know the story of Moby Dick then you are going to be disappointed!"). The performance reminds me of what i like about the Fringe - those small scale, intimate but quality 'shows' that remain with you as much as the 'blockbusters' - we'd nicely juxtaposed (hindsight being a wonderful thing) Bryony Kimmings 'I am a Phoenix, Bitch' and Casey's 'Wild Unfeeling World' - two one woman shows, World's apart, but both tugging the heart strings (fortunately not both in the same way). This is not billed as children's show, and if you think story-telling is for children then there is a hell of a lot at the Fringe that isn't that will hopefully change your mind. Worthy of an hour of your time and a few of your best Scottish pounds.

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 15 days ago

Billed as an ‘unreliable retelling of Moby Dick’, The Wild Unfeeling World is an intimate show, both in terms of its venue and the brittle feelings it explores. Performing in a wood-lined room reminiscent of a ship’s hold, Casey Jay Andrews lays bare her thoughts about the delicacy of human...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 15 days ago

The Wild Unfeeling World is an ingenious bit of storytelling; not only is it an innovative and eccentric reimagining of Moby Dick, but a stunning example of a wonderfully modern approach to theatre-making.Writer and performer Casey Jay Andrews invites into an exceedingly intimate space thats walls chart the story of...

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Within Her Words (5/5 stars) 20 days ago

Casey Andrews brings her unique storytelling flair to this one woman retelling of Moby Dick.

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The Independent (4/5 stars) 24 days ago

In an entirely different tone from both of the above is Casey Jay Andrews’ deeply charming The Wild Unfeeling World, a quirky solo update on Moby Dick in which a young woman who has lost her home, job and car sets out on foot across London, pursued by a cat...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 34 days ago

The Fringe is full of things one does not expect, among them a tale based loosely on Herman Melville’s Moby Dick staged for an audience of about a dozen in the charming Pleasance Green (look for the dome-shaped structure next to the Kidzone). ...

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FringeReview 35 days ago

Wild Unfeeling World is billed as ‘an incredibly unreliable retelling of Moby Dick’.  And, truth be told, there isn’t a huge amount of Moby Dick in it.  Instead the relationship between Ahab and his foe the devil whale, and a sprinkling of watery allegories, are used as pegs on which...

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British Theatre Guide (4/5 stars) 37 days ago

In his opus of American literature, Herman Melville wrote, "many are the men, small and great, old and new, landsmen and seamen, who have at large or in little, written of the whale."Despite the lack of recognition his book received during his lifetime, in the century and a half or...

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