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A word from our President Welcome everyone to another brilliant BUSOM show! T his year, we’ve had several new members, bringing fresh talent to the society. T he dedication of all our members, old and new, has already allowed us to successfully perform our scratch show and winter concert. T his year’s 24 Hour Show “T he Rocky Horror Show” saw the biggest cast and audience numbers for a BUSOM 24 hour show yet. Once again, we’re back in T he Bradford Playhouse for our main show and as with “Little Shop of Horrors” last year, their generosity and the excellent stage space have given us the opportunity to be much more ambitious than was previously possible, whilst allowing us to reach a wider audience. T he cast, production and tech teams have worked incredibly hard to prepare this show and it couldn’t have been done without the effort of everyone involved. Despite time constraints, “Moby Dick” has come together into a fantastic performance and it had been a pleasure to be part of it. So please sit back and enjoy this musical, nautical spectacle and I hope to see you for our summer concert in April! Naomi Fowler BUSOM President 2014-15


Money for The girls of St. Godley’s School are in trouble! close. to have the school has run out and the place will pable unflap their Leave it to these resourceful girls, and with up come headmistress (played by a man in drag), to they can a plan to keep the school afloat. Using whatever as ction produ find at hand, the girls mount an original ring featu a fundraiser: a musical version of Moby Dick, Ahab... their headmistress in the coveted role of Captain


Act II

Act I Hymn

Moby Dick (Reprise)

I Live and Breathe

Death to Moby

Moby Dick

Deck Dance

In Old Nantucket

Heave Away

A Man Happens

Can’t Keep Out the Night

Ahab’s Homecoming

Whale of a Tale


T he Rachel

Jonah Fell


At Sea One Day

F inale

Love Will Always

Love Will Always (Reprise)

A Sinking Man

Shadows of the Deep


Heave Two

Building America


(15 minutes)

T he Crew of

Ivan Cause y Head / Ahab

Insane captain

!” “I live for Dick

Ca ry s Ne va rd Ishmael

Intrepid adventurer

“Call me Ishmael”

Na om i Fo w le r Queequeg

a South Sea people eater

“Him mad. You daft as badger.”


F irst Mate of the Pequod

“It’s a whale of a tale”

Ben Bell Pip

Han nah Dix on

T he Loyal Cabin Boy

“A song in my heart, heart on my sleeve!”


-Care D evil-May ate M d Secon

way “Water is cool!”

Nat ash a Mic ic

Luc y Ste phe nson Esta

Ahab’s beautiful wife

“Love will always try to make fools of us all”

the Pequod

Em ma Har ris Father Mapple

Z ai na b O ju la ri

Ready to bless your doomed voyage

“Praise be!”


A plucky harpooner

Megan Hughes Elijah / Pierre / Janitor

A grumpy little fellow with a bad accent

“...and all save one will die”

“As the school treasurer, I know we have nothing...”

Kat ie Bea dle Mary

Alistair Proudman Flask

Starbuck’s faithful wife

“Keep us girls in mind”

T he bearded one

“All hail King Neptune!”

Christine Turner Coffin

Friendly Innkeeper

“Better a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian”

Gardiner / Daggoo Captain of the Rachel / Harpooner

“Hi Ho, Pequod! I’m a friend, you know”

Ch ris Hie lds

Production Team Director


Jon Carter

Steve Bird

Wayne Gardner


Christine Turner

Stage Managers Megan Murray Helen West

Emily Carter

Jon Dicken

Christine Turner

Graphic Design Carl Mitchell

Christine Turner Megan Murray


Paul West



Helen West

Catrina Lodge Neil Turner

Emily Carter


Moufa Karolia Carl Murray

Musical Director


Dan Horsman

Rehersal Pianist Ben Papworth

T he Band Band Leader / Keyboard Ben Papworth


T hanks

Natalie D Kershaw


Ronnie Gelder


David Richards

A huge thank you to the staff of the Bradford Playhouse, without whose generous support we would not have been able to stage this musical. T hanks also to any extra people, who, in true BUSOM style, pulled together and helped us but were unfortunately missed from the programme.

Dave Jennings 1960 - 2014 This time last year, BUSOM lost Dave Jennings, a wonderful and talented friend. Dave joined the Society in 2007 and his first show was Fiddler on the Roof. Over the years, he threw himself into all his roles with enthusiasm, with his only notable absences being during Gilbert and Sullivan shows, which he loathed with an exquisitely vocal passion. Dave was a lifelong lover of music. His first career was as a writer for the famous title Melody Maker, where he championed bands both great and small. In particular, he was an early champion of the Pet Shop Boys. He was, purely by accident, responsible for the naming of the band Daft Punk, as he derided the band formerly known as ‘Darlin’’ with his usual flair, for their ‘Daft Punky Thrash’ sound. Dave was always a steady, stable influence in BUSOM, and a friend to all. Losing him from the stage in such a sudden fashion was a hard blow and left a hole in many people’s hearts. We miss you Dave!

“Don’t think of it as dying - Just think of it as leaving early to avoid the rush.” - Good Omens

Our next concert

Never work with children and animals

30th April, 7:30pm Escape Bar, University of Bradford

12 – 14 Mortimer Street, London, W1T 3JJ Email: | Tel: 020 7580 2827 MOBY DICK! The Musical By Robert Longden and Hereward Kaye Musical Arrangements by Martin Koch The authors would like to reluctantly acknowledge interference from Russell Ochocki and Cameron Mackintosh This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York

Moby Dick programme  
Moby Dick programme  

Programme I made for Moby Dick! The musical. Performed by Bradford University Society of Operettas and Musicals, March 2015.