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The Whales of August

23 Jun 2023 - 8 Jul 2023
Malvern Theatre Co. Inc.

Author: David Berry

Director: Loretta Bishop

Genre: Drama

Agent: Music Theatre International Australia Pty Ltd


A sensitive and gently humorous study of two elderly widowed sisters who are living together in a beach house on an island off the Maine coast, and pass their days watching whales from the porch and reconciling their complicated relationship. The older sister, Libby, has grown increasingly reclusive and irritable, as she progressively loses each of her senses and is being taken care of by her younger sister, Sarah, who feels obliged to repay the debt which was incurred when their mother died and the older sister assumed maternal responsibilities. They come to decisions, which for them are both momentous and filled with the bittersweet recognition that life, despite the alterations of time, must continue as best it can.


Start Date: 23 Jun 2023

End Date: 8 Jul 2023

Performance Times:

2:00pm on:

  • Sat 24th Jun 2023
  • Sun 2nd Jul 2023
  • Sat 8th Jul 2023

8:00pm on:

  • Fri 23rd Jun 2023
  • Sat 24th Jun 2023
  • Wed 28th Jun 2023
  • Thu 29th Jun 2023
  • Fri 30th Jun 2023
  • Sat 1st Jul 2023
  • Wed 5th Jul 2023
  • Thu 6th Jul 2023
  • Fri 7th Jul 2023
  • Sat 8th Jul 2023

Ticket Prices:

$27.00 (no concessions)
Groups (10 or more) $25.00 per person

Bookings: Phone 1300 131 552, or online via our website: https://www.malverntheatre.com.au/book-tickets

Theatre: Malvern Theatre

Theatre Address:

29 Burke Rd, Malvern East, VIC, 3145

Other Information:

Individual tickets for ‘The Whales of August’ are currently on sale. Large group booking enquiries can be made earlier by phoning the Ticket Secretary on 1300 131 552.


Characters Summary:

Sarah Webber
Libby Strong
Joshua Bracket
Tisha Doughty

Audition Dates:

2:00pm on:

  • Sun 26th Mar 2023

7:00pm on:

  • Mon 27th Mar 2023

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