Julian Philips
Edward Kemp

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 based on Ted Hughes’ well-loved story collection The Dreamfighter and Other Creation Tales.

Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House

6 December 2013 - 4 January 2014

Director Natalie Abrahami
Design Tom Scutt
Light James Farncombe
Sound Carolyn Downing
Movement Joseph Alford
Magic Consultant Richard Pinner
Assistant Director Lucy Bradley
Photography Catherine Ashmore    

Company George Barton | Andrew Dickinson | Bartek Glowacki | Donna Lennard | James McOran-Campbell | Njabulo Madlala | Isla Mundell-Perkins | Geoffrey Paterson | Dai Pritchard | Fflur Wyn

More Information
How the Whale Became on the Royal Opera House's Website PDF