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The Loneliest Whale In the World


Tue 10 Jul 2018, 6:30pm–7:30pm
Wed 11 Jul 2018, 6:30pm–7:30pm
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 6:30pm–7:30pm
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 6:30pm–7:30pm
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 6:30pm–7:30pm

Where: BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full Price: $20.00
  • Concession: $15.00
  • Groups 6+: $14.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Hilary Penwarden

Okay, so here's what my show is about.

Four years ago, my friend Jean told me, "Hilary, no one is good enough for you". Which sounded a lot like, "Hilary, you are destined to be alone forever". But anyway, this show isn't about me. It's about a whale.

At around the same time, I found out about the 52-Hertz Whale; a hybrid fin/blue whale that emits a mating call at a frequency no other whale can hear. Whales rely on their songs to attract a mate so the theory goes that this whale is swimming around, calling out into an empty void for a mate who will never hear her. Long story short, this whale is basically doomed. That's pretty relatable, I think. But this isn't about me.

Four years after finding out about this whale I am still very much alone. So is the whale. So I've decided to make a musical comedy about it. Come along. Don't make me sing into an empty void alone. Be alone with me. And the whale.

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