Why the Whales CameSet and Costume Design
“Simple puppetry, Lu Herbert’s tonal costuming and paired back set, basic props and Nathan Benjamin’s moody lighting evoke remoteness, rustic / seashore life, and a pervading darkness and fear.” – British Theatre Guide
Faced with the backdrop of the First World War, the insular residents of Bryher can no longer escape the realities of life beyond the islands. It takes the innocence of youth – in the shape of plucky young Gracie Jenkins, and her sailing companion and confidant Daniel Pender – to try to blow apart the fear and hatred that threatens to destroy their community, lifting a powerful curse in the process.
Book and Lyrics
- Company British Youth Music Theatre
- Year 2021
- Categories Set and Costume Design
- Venue The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth