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April 4 to 15 2018
Whale's Tale
  • Mon 9 Apr 2018

    Wed 11 Apr 2018
  • Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach, Gold Coast
  • Festival 2018
  • Free
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The Whale's Tale | Born in a Taxi (AUS)

A sick whale, a lost navigator, and ridiculous doctor, whatever could be the matter? Ever wonder what it's like to be swallowed whole? You're about to find out!

Put on your shrimp helmet, take a deep breath, and dive inside the jaws of Manilayo, the humpback whale.

You can watch from the shore, or submerge yourself in this thrilling show that's full of surprises.

"The ingenuity of this manifestation must be acknowledged. It spurts water, ups a periscope; its eye the one we can see closes, opens and rolls; its huge mouth opens, its tongue lifts; its pectoral fin moves, its tail lifts ... It is even able to poop out people!" John Smythe 2011 New Zealand Performing Arts Review.

There will be performances with Auslan translation at 12pm and 3pm on Tuesday 10 April.

About the creators:
Born in a Taxi is one of Melbourne's most highly regarded physical theatre ensembles and creators of contemporary performance. The company produces highly original, physically driven and participatory works in site specific and outdoor contexts.

Mon 9 Apr 2018 — Wed 11 Apr 2018
Mon 9 Apr, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Mon 9 Apr, 03:15pm - 04:00pm
Tue 10 Apr, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Tue 10 Apr, 03:15pm - 04:00pm
Wed 11 Apr, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Wed 11 Apr, 03:15pm - 04:00pm
Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach, Gold Coast

-28.028072, 153.4343613

Old Burleigh Road
Broadbeach QLD 4218

Accessibility information

Wheelchair accessible.

Please refer to the detailed event information on the left for event-specific details on performances for The Whale’s Tale, The Lost Lending Library, Welcome to Sameville, Emil and the Detectives and The Listies Go For Bronze with Auslan translation.


Carolyn Hanna, Concept 
Nick Papas, Penny Baron and Carolyn Hanna, Performers/devisers 
Michael Havir, Music 
Bryony Anderson, Whale design/build 

DVW Photography

Co-commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne and Windmill Theatre.

Presenting partner of Broadbeach