A remote seaside village, the present.
The carcass of a whale washes up on the beach.
That night, the children begin to hear strange sounds.
Something is moving through the sleep of the village.
Strange disturbances shake the village. Disappearances, inexplicable silences. An expert is called in, but nothing can stem the tide. The village begins to fall apart. Who, or what, is responsible?
On the beach, the whale’s body begins to rot.
Whalesong is a horror story for the anthropocene era.
EAST 15 SCHOOL OF ACTING
Written by Kit Brookman
Directed and designed by Melissa Chambers
Lighting design Carissa Wagner
with BA Contemporary Theatre's 2nd-year students:
Macadie Amoroso, Hebe Bartlett, Adam Biggs, Jasper Cook, Tyler Hoyland, Mia Juhl, Helene Madsen Smed, James Malone, Isaac Murphy, Molly Rolfe, Virginia Ruspini, Neil Staveley, Jacob Utzon-Krefeld, Jenny Witzel, and Lucy Yates.
Photographs by Matthew Kaltenborn