British Youth Music Theatre presents: Why The Whales Came

23 - 24 Aug

Inspired by Michael Morpurgo's novel | Directed by Simon Kane

British Youth Music Theatre presents: Why The Whales Came

23 - 24 Aug

Original Book Michael Morpurgo
Book & Lyrics Nikki Racklin
Musical Director & Composer Bella Barlow
Director Simon Kane
Choreographer Phyllida Crowley-Smith

This summer, BYMT invites you on an exciting adventure full of mystery from War Horse author Michael Morpurgo!

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.

This new show is filled with the music of the sea as it charts our young heroes through their rite of passage.

This enchanting tale is brought to life by Nikki Racklin and Bella Barlow; and features an exceptional young company of emerging talent. This is a must-see for all the family!

Age Guidance: 5+

Duration: 100 minutes

Booking Info


Tue 23 Aug – 2pm & 7pm
Wed 24 Aug – 11am & 3pm

Full Price £16
Concession (Under 18/Student/Over 65) £13
Southwark Presents Cardholder £10
Booking fee per ticket £1

The Mack, Mountview, 120 Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JT

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