The Whale Show (Lunchbox Theatre)

Performed by: Lunchbox Theatre

No director listed

No playwright listed

Focusing on whales, this high energy physical theatre show explores the comparisons between whales and humans and lets us in on some of the secrets of these mysterious creatures of the deep.

The wondering whale watchers are on a quest to be like whales as they swirl their audience into an exciting adventure of juggling to catch food, bubbling underwater music and receiving e-whales from a whale called Wonder.

They explore the relationship between whales and people through the ages and look at how these beautiful creatures communicate, what they eat and how they form part of the ecology of the planet.

Through this fun adventure for the whole family the wondering whale watchers discover a new way forward for the relationship between whales and people.
This show was originally created by Jungle Theatre Company in 2001.


45 minutes
Recommended Age:
No min or max grade set
Recommended Grade:
Grade 3 – Grade 11
English (first language) / Afrikaans (second language)
Curriculum Connection:
Dramatic Arts, Geography, History, Home/Additional Language, Life Orientation/Life Skills, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Tourism
Themes Covered:
Abuse, Change, Choices, Climate Change, Creativity, Environmental awareness, Family dynamics, Group dynamics (peer pressure), Heroes, Identity, Imagination, Life skills, Morality, Other, Prejudice, Relationships, Tolerance, Violence

Photo Gallery


Schools that have seen this: Bracken Hill , Buffelsfontein , Buffelsnek, Chris Nissen, Dellville , Conville , Denneoord , Diepkloof , Erika , Formosa , Franken, Fraaisig, Friemersheim , Geelhoutboom , Great Brakriver , Greenwood , Heidedal , Herold , Hibernia , Holy Cross Primary, George, Hornlee , Hoekwil , Hornstra , Imekhaya , Nieu Bethesda, Isalathiso , Johan Huss , Karatara, Klipdrift , Knysna , Knysna Montessori , Kranshoek, Kruiswrivier , Lancewood , Lilliesbush, Mossel Bay, Mzoxolo , Oakhill, Oakhurst, Parkdene , Pelican , Phakamisani , Pladrift , Plett Primary , Plett Christian , Redlands Rheenendal , Rheenendal , Ridgeview , Riversdale, Rondevlei , Rooiberg , Rosemore , Ruigtevlei , Searie Park , Sedgefield , St George's Prep, Sinethemba , Smutsville , St Blaize , St. Lukes , St Marie , St. Mary , Storms River , St Pauls , Sunridge , The Crags , Thembelitsha , TM Ndanda , Touwsranten , Tsitsikamma , Tyholorha , Van Der Hoven , Van Reede, Waboomskraal ,