Whalebone – A fantastical school holiday adventure

Published on 04 June 2024


Get ready for a thrilling ride as award-winning performer Jens Altheimer takes audiences on a whimsical journey at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre in the June school holidays.

Designed for the whole family, Whalebone features a cool mix of contraptions, robotics, video animations and a touch of circus in a richly visual theatrical experience for ages 6 to 12.

It explores the importance of safeguarding precious stories and memories for future generations in a world where artificial intelligence is becoming more and more part of our lives.

Nominated for the Green Room Award for Best Set and Costume Design, audiences are transported to the ‘Depository’, a unique place full of mysterious machinery, where a solitary worker extracts the hidden stories that live in discarded objects and safeguards them for future generations.

Telling a tale full of magic and action, Whalebone is funny, intriguing and touching. It opens the door to a wondrous place where the future of humanity is under scrutiny.

Whalebone is devised and performed by the imaginative mind of clown, tinkerer, inventor and comedian Jens Altheimer, winner of the Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Production for Children with Squaring the Wheel and nominated for the same award with Loose Ends.

Whalebone will be performed at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre Auditorium, Corner East and Derby Streets, Rockhampton on Thursday 27 June 2024 at 6pm, Friday 28 June at 10am, Saturday 29 June at 10am.

Tickets are $11 each (under 2 years FREE) and are available from www.seeitlive.com.au or the Pilbeam Theatre Box Office (phone 4927 4111).

Seating is strictly limited so book early.

Whalebone is presented by Rockhampton Regional Council.