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Why The Whales Came

This show has now closed, please visit our London Shows page for a full list of current productions.

About the Show Less...

Gracie and Daniel are stranded on Samson Island, and isn't that place supposed to be cursed...? Read More >

“You keep away from the Birdman”, warned Gracie’s father. But Gracie and her friend Daniel discover that the Birdman isn’t mad or dangerous like everyone says. It’s the Birdman who warns them to stay away from Samson Island – he says it ’s cursed. So when Daniel and Gracie are stranded on Samson by fog they have to unravel the island’s haunting secrets…  
Set in the Isles of Scilly, and based on the book by best-selling children’s writer Michael Morpurgo, Why the Whales Came is a gripping adventure story for 8-13 year-olds and their families.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 10/12/2003

Opening Night: 11/12/2003

Closing Night: 07/01/2004

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Cast & Creative


Director - Directed by Nikki Sved and Greg Banks

Producer - Theatre Alibi

Author - Adapted by Greg Banks, based on the book by Michael Morpurgo

About Harold Pinter Theatre

Panton Street, London, United Kingdom SW1Y 4DN

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