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Events for the month of May 2019

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1/05/2019 - 11/05/2019
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whale by Fleur Kilpatrick and directed by Katrina Cornwell

Wednesday 1 - Saturday 11 May

No performances Monday or Tuesday

Wednesday to Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 5 May 6pm

Wednesday, 1 May - Preview

Thursday, 2 May - Opening Night

Thursday, 9 May - Auslan Interpreted Performance

Saturday, 11 May 2pm - Relaxed Performance


The ocean is rising. We caused it. We’re going to fix it but someone has to die.

Can you imagine a world where political inaction and climate change has brought the earth to the point of catastrophe? How did we let it get this bad? Could anything have been done about it? Or was it inevitable? Whale is a participatory new work where the personal must become the political. The scientists and politicians can’t save us but don't worry: we are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We can save the world, provided we are ready to make the sacrifice.

Winner of the 2018 Max Afford Playwright’s Award, the judges noted 'it’s rare to find a piece of theatre that explores climate change with such a compelling mix of playfulness and authority... it is brimming with imagination and ingenuity.'

Whale was developed with Playwriting Australia through the Max Afford Playwrights’ Award, by Perpetual as Trustee.


- Fleur Kilpatrick

Director - Katrina Cornwell

Dramaturge - Roslyn Oades

Composer and Sound Design - Raya Slavin

Set and Costume Design - Emily Collett

Lighting Design - Lisa Mibus

AV Design - Sarah Walker

Performers - Chanella Macri, Sonya Suares and Sarah Walker

Promotional Photography - Sarah Walker


Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre, Main Hall

189 High St, Northcote


Preview $25

Full $34

Concession $28 (Must hold a valid Student or Health Care Card)

Performances of Whale last for approximately 80 minutes without an interval

Performances of Whale contain Strobe Lighting Effects, Haze Smoke effects, loud sounds, Mild Language and themes pertaining to the climate emergency.

We accept Companion Cards, please call the Box Office on 9481 9500 to make your booking

Schedule for May 2019


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