This was Anthony Minghella's first stage success and we were proud to stage it on the Isle of Wight he loved so much (and the setting for the play) in the theatre named after him. Reflecting Anthony's success in film, we incorporated moving images in our production.
It's challenging and emotional, and we were therefore doubly pleased to see many new faces in the audience. Whale Music tells the story of Caroline, who returns to the Island to have a baby. But she's not sure who the father is ...
The cast included Marie Hickman as Caroline; Rebecca Lennon as Stella; Pamela Stirling as Fran; Lorna Wilson as Kate; Kayleigh Beckett as D; Chrissie Blow as Sheelagh; Kevin Wilson as Doctor; and Lorna Wilson as Veronica. Images were created by Paul Windridge. It was directed by Kevin Wilson.
Chrissie Blow, Pamela Stirling, Rebecca Lennon, Lorna Wilson and Kayleigh Beckett in rehearsal for Whale Music, staged at Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight, on April 12 and 26 2017.