There’s going to be a huge whale near Porthcawl seafront and this is why

Visitors to Porthcawl might be in for a shock when they visit the seaside town this week as a 50ft sperm whale on the seafront.

Not only can people check out the massive structure, but they can also attend a free theatre show inside.

The whale itself acts as a stage for a show called The Whale: Drastic Plastic where audience members can immerse themselves in a performance in the whale’s stomach.

The whale will be at the Grand Pavilion’s Palm Court car park from Monday, August 13 to Wednesday, August 15.

Pictures of the whale elsewhere on its UK tour

It has taken over towns and beaches

Circo Rum Ba Ba are putting on the show, and say it will teach audience members the impact of plastic waste on the ocean, while having fun.

Once in the whale – made out of PVC rubber – visitors will encounter an acrobatic diver who leads them swimmingly through the age old journey of the life of an ancient Leatherback Turtle.

With the use of puppets, comedy and music, Circo Rum Ba Ba explore the tale of sea creatures and their battle to survive in an ocean full of rubbish. The audience help to save the turtle and the Whale from a deluge of plastic and travel from the Indian ocean to a coral reef, leaving feeling empowered that everyone can make a difference.

The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. Picture sent in by Jeff Griffiths

The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

The Whale: Drastic Plastic, is one of several sea-themed events within Bridgend Tourism’s new Seascapes campaign, helping to raise awareness for Porthcawl as a seaside destination during the Year of the Sea .

The event is free but you still have to book to reserve your spot, click here to do that. and to find out more information.

Article source: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/theres-going-huge-whale-near-15017094