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Youth performers at W11 Opera’s 2009 production of The Whale Savers.

The Whale Savers

Phil Porter, playwright
Martin Ward, composer


44 pgs. 10 female, 7 male +ensemble
Originally produced by W11 Opera, UK in 2009
Run Time: 70 minutes
Audience Recommendation: 6+


Smell the salt spray! Hear the crash of the waves on the rocks! Listen to the sea shanties of the fishermen and the song of the whale!

A stranded whale brings excitement to the forgotten fishing village of Farnaway, turning it into the center of a frenzied media circus. The bored youngsters of the village gain a new sense of purpose from the mission to save the whale, but their elders are tempted by greed to take a deadlier path. Unless Farnaway can heal its generation divide, the whale will die…

“uplifting, funny, sweet… a really attractive piece of work.” – Opera Now, UK

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $95 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

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