A beached whale, a confused navigator and a Walrus Doctor…whatever could be the matter?

A whale is washed up on a beach. Is it alive? It’s time to put on your shrimp helmet, take a deep breath and dive inside the jaws of Manilayo the giant humpback whale that needs your help! Become a hero and live to tell the tale in this interactive performance spectacle that lets you embark on a journey to find out what’s wrong with Manilayo with the dubious help of Dr. Walrus. Highly interactive, playful and full of riotous slapstick The Whale’s Tale is an environmental tale to warm the heart while reflecting on the consequences of our actions and our impact on the environment. The Whale’s Tale is a rollicking journey that will leave you and your children wanting to make a difference for our oceans.

Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue, Outdoor

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.

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Unique Selling Point

The shows and workshops can be delivered in close partnership with organisations on the front line of environmental conservation. Each show flows smoothly into a 10-minute Q&A with the cast that asks topical questions. How did plastic end up inside a whale? Where did it come from? And ultimately, what can we do about it?

Marketing Materials

Marketing Materials EPK (Electronic Press Kit) containing:

A selection of striking high res images Company History Tour History Media quotes Promotional Copy and Blurbs Technical Specifications Video Footage Show Information Key Company Contacts Website and Social Media Links Dancer and staff Bios

Community Engagement

The Whale's Tale offers an opportunity for deep community engagement on all things environmental. An education kit with activities and suggested curriculum links is included in the marketing kit for this show.