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11 May 24

The Q


by Jens Altheimer

Can we save our stories when the robots arrive?



Saturday, 11 May 2024




The Q

Running time

55 minutes, no interval

Audience advice

Fast-paced video effects and twitchy sounds.

Recommended for ages 6-12 and their families.


$25 – $100*

*Early Bird pricing has ended for this event.

Q Member$30
Under 16$25
*2 Adults, 2 Children OR
1 Adult, 3 Children




Step into the magical world of the ‘Depository’, a mysterious agency that safeguards human memories.

As a rogue AI threatens to erase our treasured stories, a solitary worker races against time. Can his quirky contraptions and eccentric machines shield our stories?

Jens Altheimer masterfully blends humour, imagination, and heart in Whalebone, a show bursting with dazzling visuals, playful inventions and a pinch of circus.

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.

Creator/Director/Performer Jens Altheimer
Stage Manager/Operator Tom Ray

2023 Green Room Award Nomination: Best Set and Costume Design

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