Can we save our stories when the robots arrive?

Dive into the Depository, where tales come to life! When a rogue AI threatens our stories, can whimsical inventions and quirky contraptions save the day? Join Jens Altheimer on this roller-coaster adventure, blending humour, magic, machines, and mesmerising visuals. Perfect for kids and adults who love suspense, surprises, and discovering what truly makes us human.

Whalebone is an entertaining show, melding gadgets, video animations, stop motion, contraptions, flying objects and lots of fun. 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 lives. Celebrate the magic of stories, laugh about comic clashes between man and machine and rediscover what truly makes us human.

Performed by the imaginative mind of clown, tinkerer, inventor and comedian Jens Altheimer, winner of the Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Production for Children.

Recommended for 5 – 12 years and their families


Whalebone Highlights

"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

CLOWNING WORKSHOP with Jens Altheimer.

A playful introduction into finding your funny bone on stage. Playing on their own, with a partner and in groups, the children are encouraged to dare to play physically big and be fearlessly hilarious and outrageous. We propose short improvisations that are easy to pick up and offer a lot of fun, as well as providing space for an individual approach.

All exercises are inclusive, energetic and work on ideas of presence, spontaneity and timing, as well as promoting cooperation, attentiveness and a good laugh.

Suitable ages 6-12

Event and ticketing details


Wheelchair Access
Assistive listening Assistive Listening

Dates & Times

Performance TUE 16 April - 10:30AM
Duration Approx. 60mins
Clown Workshop TUE 16 April - 12:30PM
Duration Approx. 60mins


Full Price $25.00
Concession / Child $22.00
Family $90.00
Booking fee $3.70 - A one-off booking fee applies per transaction. This is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.
Clown Workshop $12.00


Blue Mountains Theatre

106 Macquarie Road

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