» The Whale
» 2013 tour dates
We are currently booking the Whale's 2013 tour. If you'd like to book it into your programme, please email Lou @ talkingbirds.co.uk
The Whale is an utterly unique, visually stunning aluminium structure on wheels which can be sited outdoors near water, offsetting a building, or on a festival site. Audiences enter through the Whale’s opening mouth one at a time or in small family groups to experience a witty and charming 3 minute theatre show, performed by a solo actor just for them.
As well as being ideal for events involving water or environmental themes, the performance can respond to its location and context where appropriate, and can be translated into different languages, with local performers being used.
» audience comments
"I loved being swallowed by a whale."
"It was very beautiful and funny."
"Unexpected and fabulous."
"Like nothing I have experienced before."
"A Musical Poetic Whale - absolutely fantastic."
"You leave feeling lifted, warm...and with a small gift."
“It is always a pleasure to have the Whale in Theatre Square – and to see all the happy faces on the way out!” [Angus MacKechnie, National Theatre Watch This Space Festival Producer]
If you've seen the Whale out and about on its travels, please upload a photo to The Whale's Facebook page.
» 2012 tour dates
March 24th: Bradford City Park Opening Event
April 6-10th: Warwickshire Watering Holes Easter Tour
May 5th: Exeter Northcott Theatre
June 9th: Leicester Riverside Festival
June 13th: Coventry Mysteries Festival
June 23rd: Grassington Festival - in the Square.
June 24th: Skipton Olympic Torch event
July 1st: Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa
July 7th & 8th: Ignite Festival, Exeter
July 14th: Lichfield Festival
July 15th: Dromos Festival, Sussex
July 21st & 22nd: Riversway Festival, Preston.
July 28th & 29th: Magic Loungeabout.
August 4th & 5th: National Theatre - Watch This Space Festival
August 11th: Six Summer Saturdays, Birmingham
August 18th & 19th: Just So Festival, Rode Park Cheshire
August 24th - 27th: Shrewsbury Folk Festival
September 15th: Bathing Beauties Festival, Mablethorpe.
September 22nd & 23rd: Spot On, Lancashire.
November 10th & 11th: Takeoff Festival, Durham.
» booking information
If you'd like to make a Whale booking for this year or next, Lou is the person to speak to - you can contact her via the office or by email lou[at]talkingbirds[dot]co[dot]uk.
You can download the Whale pack for further information, including technical specification, and/or watch the Whale in action in our short video trailer.