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Have you ever wondered why whales are so huge? Why foxes are crafty or why polar bears have white coats? The answers to all these questions and more are found in this enchanting family opera by composer Julian Philips and librettist Edward Kemp. The work draws inspiration from Ted Hughes's well-loved story collection The Dreamfighter and Other Creation Tales. Ted Hughes's magical stories provide inspiration for a new Royal Opera commission by Julian Philips and Edward Kemp. The Linbury Studio Theatre will be transformed into a magical world by director Natalie Abrahami and designer Tom Scutt. A diverse ensemble of singers and musicians will bring to life witty and irreverent tales that are sure to keep everyone, from ages 5 and over, engrossed and delighted.

Performers James McOran-Campbell, Fflur Wyn, Njabulo Madlala, Donna Lennard, Andrew Dickinson.
Music Julian Philips. Lyrics Edward Kemp. Producer Royal Opera House. Director Natalie Abrahami. Lyrics Edward Kemp. Design Tom Scutt. Lighting James Farncombe. Sound Carolyn Downing. Director Joseph alford (movement).

How the Whale Became - (And Other Tales)

How the Whale Became - (And Other Tales) (Kids show) production archive for QTIX code T1112462617. Details of all How the Whale Became - (And Other Tales) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0558583688

Archive Listings

10 Dec 13
4 Jan 14
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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