Part gig, part lecture, part your lips and wail!

Why do whales sing? Why do humans wail?  Last year we embarked on a quest to discover the answers to these perplexing questions and more. 

Now we share our findings in an aquatic cabaret of songs, science and soundscapes with chances to win cheap prizes galore!  There will even be a surprise special guest who only has limited time away from their ocean home (wink).

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Wail was born out of a commission from the Nuffield Theatre.  They paired us up with Professor Paul White in the sound and vibrations department of South Hampton University as a part of their Fulcrum Festival exploring the connection between Science and Theatre.  We premiered the full show at the Forest Fringe for the Edinburgh Festival in 2015, then went on to do a three week run at Battersea Arts Centre in 2016 and a national tour in 2017. 

 'Their sweetly comic series of sketches and songs sweep around the circumference of their questions, exploring angle-by-angle, the Big ‘Why?’ of whale song, and of human song.'’ 

Exuent Magazine, Joy Martin

'...as they cycle through a music school of instruments, from mandolins to timpani, each song has its own particular tone and its own mode of expression.' 


WhatsOnStage, Matt Trueman

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Written and devised by the company

Directed by Alexander Scott


Performed by

Clare Beresford

Dominic Conway

Header Image by Andy Field.  Photography by Joe Richard & Nuffield Lab.  Trailer by Javan Hughes.