Whale by Fleur Kilpatrick and directed by Katrina Cornwell
Here’s what you need to know: 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. “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.”
Playwright – Fleur Kilpatrick
Director – Katrina Cornwell
Producer – Claire Portek
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
Whale was developed with Playwriting Australia through the Max Afford Playwrights’ Award, by Perpetual as Trustee.
1 May - 11 May, 2019
Wednesday - Saturday 8pm, Sunday 6pm, Saturday 11 May matinee 2pm
Main Hall, Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre
80 mins approximately
$25 Preview, $28 Concession, $34 Full
Warnings: Haze, Mild Language and loud sound effects,
This is participatory theatre. You may be asked to come onto stage, say text or perform actions.
Auslan interpreted – Thursday 9 May at 8pm
Relaxed performance – Saturday 11 May at 2pm