The Whale

9th May – 2nd June


★★★★★ “It’s the depths of passion in the text and masterclass in performance that holds you spellbound … it knocked the stuffing out of me. UNMISSABLE” WhatsOnStage

★★★★★ “I am finding it hard to do literary justice to this staggering play. Five stars are surely not enough … If the performance of Shuler Hensley as Charlie does not gather a host of best-actor nominations then there is no Thespian justice. He is truly ASTONISHING” Bristol Post

In a small town on the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, lives Charlie, a reclusive online writing instructor who weighs six hundred pounds and spends his life marooned in his lounge. Aware that he is slowly eating himself to death, he tries to reconnect with his sharp-tongued daughter as a conveyor belt of visitors – welcome and otherwise – parade through his living room, but can any of them help him to see a future?