Whalebone - Children's theatre and bonus workshop
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Whalebone - Children's theatre and bonus workshop

A most excellent theatre adenture for the whole family, Whalebone by Jens Altheimer is full of quirky inventions and contraptions, gorgeous video animations, a pinch of circus and magically flying objects.

Can we save our stories when the robots arrive?

Performed by the imaginative mind of clown, tinkerer, inventor and comedian Jens Altheimer, featuring dazzling video and computer animations, flying objects and a pinch of circus, this richly visual theatrical experience takes kids and adults alike on a roller-coaster ride. WHALEBONE is filled with eccentric contraptions, strange machinery and clunky inventions, including the world’s first half- human juggling machine!

Nestled in the mysterious ‘Depository’, meet a lone worker with a mission. In a world where AI and machines are going rogue and making more and more decisions for us, he tries to safeguard human stories, memories and emotions.

Laugh out loud, gasp in awe, and let your imagination soar. Whalebone will ignite the curiosity of young aspiring inventors, as well as everyone who loves stories and wonders. It invites audiences to ponder the role of technology in our lives, sparking conversations about what really defines us as humans.

Nominated for the Green Room Awards, Best Set and Costume Design

The show runs for 55 minutes with no interval.

There’ll be plenty of audience participation, plus a Q & A after the show with the opportunity to check out all the contraptions!


 ** BONUS **

7 pm, Saturday, 6 July 2024
Cooktown Shire Hall
Tickets: $15 pp (children under 5 are free) BOOK NOW
Ssuitable for the whole family.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult. 
2 - 4 pm, Saturday 6 July 2024
Cooktown Shire Hall
Tickets: FREE but booking is essential 
Suitable for 9 - 12 year olds

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