The play is based on Rina Katselli’s novel of the same name, Blue Whale, which won the national novel prize in 1978. The story revolves around the life of a removed family right after the Turkish invasion in Cyprus in 1974, who came as refugees to the free part of the island, as well as around the struggle and the thoughts of the protagonist as he reflects upon it.
The play earned an award by the Cyprus Playwrights Society in 1979. It was staged by the Cyprus Theater Organization under the title Blue Whale (Introspection) in 1980, by director Evi Gavriilidi, and was projected with subtitles in many European countries. It was staged unprofessionally by university students in Thessaloniki. In 2005, its English translation by Andreas Christodoulidis was presented in the Waterhouse Theater, which was at that time directed by Ted Craig.