NOI lives with his Dad and their six cats by the sea.

One winter, while his Dad was busy at work, Noi rescued a little whale that washed up on the beach during a storm.

There a friendship began that changed their lives forever.

The following winter Noi’s Dad takes one last trip in his fishing boat.

Noi is along once more and longs to see his friend again. He waits and watches, watches and waits … will it take another winter storm to bring them back together again?

Following the success of The Book of Dragons and The Elves and the Shoemakers in the Studio comes another magical Christmas treat for all the family.

Based on The Storm Whale and The Storm Whale in Winter by Benji Davies, the cast includes Julian Hoult, Gehane Stehler, Cassie Vallance

Benji Davies’ tender and heard-warming children’s stories of friendship, love and courage are brought to life as one enchanting theatre show by the team behind Grandad’s Island.

Writer and director by Matt Aston, said: “Benji Davies’ The Storm Whale and The Storm Whale in Winter are two books very close to my heart as they are firm favourites with my two children.

“It is beyond fantastic to get the chance to adapt both Benji’s books into one play - The Storm Whale - for young people and their families. And to do it again at York Theatre Royal - after having such a brilliant time on last year’s Grandad’s Island - makes the next few weeks and months even more exciting. “

The Storm Whale is at the York Theatre Royal Studio, from December 14 to January 4, with a relaxed performance at 1pm, on December 19.

Age guide four-plus

Tickets are peak from £15 and off peak from £10

For more information contact the box office on 01904 623568 or go to