The story is carried by narrative by Paul Boyle (the boy) and Laura Richmond (his mum), and by slides and video, puppetry and shadowgraph. A feature is the rising of the hold trap door, to display craft at sea, and the carry through into the hold that represents the whale's inside. The show has the kind of fantasy element that children can take seriously, and the two principals work hard at maintaining the illusion. The visual element has some quirky humour, but the freshness and fun has gone in favour of whimsy. The young audience were intrigued enough to sit quietly, and climbing around the ship is an experience worth having under the belt.
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