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The Whale's Tale
Redland Performing Arts Centre


A beached whale, a confused navigator, a ridiculous doctor … whatever could be the matter?

Watch from the shore or immerse yourself in The Whale’s Tale, a highly interactive spectacle full of slapstick, clowning and a 9-metre whale that can swallow you whole! It’s time to put on your shrimp helmet and take a deep breath. Watch out, you could be Manilayo the humpback whale’s next snack ... or become the hero of the story and live to tell the tale!

A whale is washed up on a beach and discovered by a child. Is it alive or dead? How did it get there? The spirit of the whale embodied as the Navigator embarks on a journey to find out what is wrong with the dubious help of Dr Walrus. This is an environmental tale to warm the heart and inspire everyone to play their part in caring for our planet and the animals we share it with.

The Whale’s Tale is a timely performance that will give you a belly laugh and leave you and your children wanting to make a difference.

Click on the image below for a sneak-peek of The Whale's Tale.


Performance Times:
Wednesday 5 June, 10.30am & 5pm
RPAC Concert Hall
40 minutes, no interval
Adults $20
Snrs/Pens $18
Child $15
Family (2ad, 2ch) $64 ($16pp)

School Groups (10+) $12pp*

Under two years - free on the knee
* 10.30am performance only. Please book school groups via the RPAC Box Office to get one teacher/carer free for every 10 students booked.
Suit Children:
Suitable for all ages
Booking Information:

You can book your tickets:

  • in person at RPAC Box Office, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland
  • by phone - 3829 8131 (a $4.30 booking fee per transaction applies)
  • online 24/7 using the Buy Now link below (a $5 booking fee per transaction fee applies)

If you require mobility assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre so that we can accommodate your needs.

On Sale

​10.30am - General Admission - choose your seat on entry

5pm - Reserved Seating


This project was co-commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne and Windmill Theatre.
Tour supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Main image: Stephen A Court
Video image: Penny Stephens