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Saturday, August 5 2023 Pier Park, Urangan 3.30pm & 5pm Tickets from $5 + Booking Fee

Whale Boy

Come join the crew from Occupied Spaces on Sat 5th August, 2023 for Whale Boy, a fun-filled 30-minute theatrical adventure through Pier Park! 


Embark on an unforgettable journey through the enchanting world of Whale Boy, a mesmerising theatre performance that will captivate audiences of all ages. As you step into Pier Park, you are faced with a pivotal choice: two guides await, each offering a distinct path towards finding home. Will you follow the weathered footsteps of the jaded hermit, the Old Man, who has sought solace in isolation from society? Or will you take a leap of faith and join forces with Whale Boy, a courageous young outcast? 


In this 30-minute theatrical adventure, inspired by timeless literary classics such as Moby Dick, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and Pinocchio, Occupied Spaces weave a spellbinding narrative that merges traditional storytelling with cutting-edge contemporary theatre techniques. 


Whale Boy is more than just a performance—it is a collective creation that embraces the creative voices of local young people. Occupied Spaces has proudly partnered with HBNC and headspace Hervey Bay, infusing the show with the vibrancy and authenticity that only the energy of youth can provide. As you immerse yourself in this world, you will witness the power of resilience, the bonds of friendship, the indomitable spirit of those in search of belonging, and the very real hopes, dreams, and challenges of the next generation. 


As nature paints a picturesque winter backdrop, the magic of Whale Boy will unfold before your eyes. Set to a captivating audio score that resonates with your heart, this family-friendly afternoon promises an experience that will warm your spirit, ignite your imagination, and leave you with a profound sense of wonder. 


Whale Boy is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. 


All audience members over the age of 3 years will need their own device and headphones to hear the immersive in-ear experience. This show is not recommended without headphones. 


Please contact the organisers if you experience hearing difficulties or are part of the Deaf community - we are happy to adapt your experience to ensure it's as enjoyable as possible.

Whale Boy

Saturday, August 5 2023 

Pier Park, Urangan 

3.30pm & 5pm 

Tickets from $5 + Booking Fee