“Step into the magical world of the ‘Depository’, a mysterious agency that safeguards human memories.
As a rogue AI threatens to erase our treasured stories, a solitary worker races against time. Can his quirky contraptions and eccentric machines shield our stories?
Jens Altheimer masterfully blends humour, imagination, and heart in WHALEBONE, a show bursting with dazzling visuals, playful inventions and a pinch of circus.
Perfect for kids and adults, this is not just a show—it’s a journey into a fantastical realm where tech meets tale, sparking wonder, curiosity and a good think about what AI means for our
Celebrate the magic of stories, laugh about comic clashes between man and machine and rediscover what truly makes us human.
There’ll be plenty of audience participation, plus a Q & A after the show with the opportunity to check out all the contraptions!
“This is the kind of show your kids will love. It is full of junk, fantastical objects, artificial intelligence, drama, thrills and puzzle solving.” – Samsara Dunston ★ ★ ★ ★
Nominated for the Green Room Awards, Best Set and Costume Design.
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.
Warnings: Includes fast-paced video effects and twitchy sounds.
This project is supported by Regional Arts Victoria, Creative Victoria and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.