A musical journey through the dangers of the seas.
Who cares what becomes of the Ocean?
Fifteen schools from west Cornwall will come together in April to perform a heart-wrenching musical, led by The Minack Theatre in partnership with Cornwall Music Service Trust.
Ocean World follows a hump-backed whale and her young calf as they make the perilous journey from the southern seas to their feeding grounds in the North Atlantic. Their story is told through music, dance and song, as they face each challenge that threatens their survival and that of their whole world.
The event will be conducted by Sara Munns from Cornwall Music Service Trust with Christine Judge leading the singing, Suzie West will lead the choreography, Alice King is designing a set of awesome puppets and John Brolly will direct the final performances.
Written in 1990 by Peter Rose and Anne Conlon, Ocean World was commissioned by WWF and was premiered at the Royal Festival Hall. It was also shown as part of Channel 4’s Fragile Earth series in 1991, when the narration was spoken by Sir David Attenborough. Although it is thirty years old, its message is even more urgent today.