My Robot

SHOW STATUS: Ready to Tour

CATEGORY: Hello

Email Address: helen.hristofski@barkinggecko.com.au

Company Website: http://www.barkinggecko.com.au

Producer Name: Barking Gecko Theatre

Synopsis ( max 1500): When Ophelia moves with her family to the seaside, she’s not impressed. She doesn’t like the beach, misses her old home and thinks the people in this town are pretty strange. While unpacking her room she discovers a mysterious box full of gadgets, parts and pieces, and a strange note that reads ‘You. Make. Me.’ Her curiosity gets the better of her and she spends all night assembling the objects into Olivetti, a robot with a typewriter chest and an alarm clock heart. Made up of pieces, but more than the sum of her parts.

A conversation about the nexus between science and art led to Barking Gecko Theatre's Artistic Director Matt Edgerton reaching out to internationally respected playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer. My Robot reminds us all that we are all just made from pieces and when it feels like something is missing we can find, or make, a new piece that fits just right.

Suits ages 4 – 12 and their families

Review Quotes (max 3 quotes): “While the robotics and special effects in this play are extraordinary, what lies at its heart is a beautiful, poetic tale about acceptance.” -Subiaco Post

"My Robot comfortably clears the bar set by what now must be regarded as Australia’s leading theatre company for children and young people. We should be grateful for having them here.” – From the Turnstyles.

“This is children’s theatre at its best” – Seesaw Magazine

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