Family, Theatre
Born in a Taxi


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A beached whale, a confused navigator, a ridiculous doctor… whatever could be the matter?

Immerse yourself in The Whale’s Tale. Watch from the shore or submerge yourself in this underwater playground full of surprises. Ever wonder what it’s like to be swallowed whole? Put on your shrimp helmet, take a deep breath and dive inside the jaws of Manilayo, the humpback whale. Watch out, you could be the whale’s next snack… or become the hero of the story and live to tell the tale!

The Whale’s Tale is a highly interactive spectacle full of slapstick, clowning and a nine-metre whale puppet that can swallow you whole! It’s also an environmental story to warm the heart and inspire you to play your part in caring for the planet and the animals we share it with. It’s been forecast that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. The Whale’s Tale is a timely adventure that will give you a belly laugh and leave you and your children wanting to make a difference.

Presented by Darwin Festival and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

  • Concept Carolyn Hanna

  • Performers & Devisors Nick Papas, Penny Baron, Carolyn Hanna

  • Puppeteers Theresa O’Connor & Miriam Ceh

  • Music Michael Havir

  • Whale Designer & Builder Bryony Anderson

This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week

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