Wizard Presents in association with Watford Palace Theatre

Why The Whales Came



28 & 29 September



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Main House


Age 7+

Performed By Danyah Miller

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Multi-award-winning performer and storyteller Danyah Miller vividly brings to life another enchanting tale by Michael Morpurgo. Created by the same team who brought you the acclaimed and much-loved production of I Believe in Unicorns, Why The Whales Came is full of fun, mystery and adventure.

Children Gracie and Daniel have been forbidden to go near the mysterious and seemingly dangerous Birdman. But messages and clues intrigue them and after being lost at sea in the fog and stranded on his tiny island, they begin to unravel the Birdman’s secrets, the villagers’ fears and superstitions and learn why the whales came to the island. Suitable for everyone aged 7 years and upwards

An award winning company:

  • Award for Artistic Excellence Brighton Festival 2014 for I Believe in Unicorns
  • Audience Choice Award 2015 for I Believe in Unicorns

“D""Danyah Miller is a storytelling phenomenon. I shan’t miss ‘Why the Whales Came’. Don’t you miss it either. It will be a theatrical tour de force, that’s for sure.” Michael Morpurgo

Show Times

Wednesday 28 September 4.30pm
Thursday 29 September 11.00am


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Cast & Team

With Danyah Miller

Directed by Dani Parr

Designed by Kate Bunce

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