WHALEBONE by Jens Altheimer

Get ready for a thrilling ride as award-winning performer, Jens Altheimer, takes audiences on a whimsical and entertaining journey.

Featuring dazzling video and computer animations, flying objects and a pinch of circus, this richly visual theatrical experience takes kids and adults alike on a roller-coaster ride.  WHALEBONE is filled with eccentric contraptions, strange machinery and clunky inventions, including the world’s first half- human juggling machine! Nestled in the mysterious ‘Depository’, meet a lone worker with a mission. In a world where AI and machines are going rogue and making more and more decisions for us, he tries to safeguard human stories, memories and emotions Laugh out loud, gasp in awe, and let your imagination soar. Whalebone will ignite the curiosity of young aspiring inventors, as well as everyone who loves stories and wonders.  It invites audiences to ponder the role of technology in our lives, sparking conversations about what really defines us as humans.

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. There’ll be plenty of audience participation, plus a Q & A after the show with the opportunity to check out all the contraptions!

Also, don't miss out on the Children's Workshop. More info

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Whalebone Family Show  

Australian Government Creative Australia

Creative Victoria

ALL AGES welcome but please note that this event includes fast-paced video effects and twitchy sounds.

Running time: 55 min.



Sat 22 Jun. Two shows BUY NOW

  • 10.00am
  • 12.30pm


Vonda Youngman Community Centre, North Tamborine



Adults $16; Concession/Children $12.50 pp; Family of four $45 per group



Online, at the Box Office, or by phoning 07 5540

In WHALEBONE, Jens Altheimer has created something very special. WHALEBONE is visually delightful; the recycled contraptions, inventions, cleverly used technology and magic combined with juggling and clowning are totally mesmerising and engaging ...

–Stephen Champion, Manager Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre.

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 

2-4 Knoll Road, North Tamborine