My Robot – Children’s Theatre Show | BREC

My Robot

Run Time 60 mins
Price From $15 per student no bf
Presented By BREC and Barking Gecko Theatre Company

Suitable for primary school aged 4 – 9 yrs
Teachers Resources Available
Workshops Available [Incursion]

26 July 2019
11:00 am

A play about making new friends – literally!

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. She feels like she’s missing a piece of herself. As she unpacks she finds a strange box full of parts with a curious note attached that reads ‘You. Make. Me.’

Ignoring her father’s warnings about the dangers of her ingenious inventions, she sets to work and builds herself a new robot friend, naming her Olivetti. Together they take on the local bully and start making new friends. But are they smart and brave enough to take on a daring rescue at sea?

Barking Gecko Theatre’s My Robot reminds us that we are all made up of different parts and that when we feel less than whole we can find – or make – a part that fits. A story bursting with special robot tricks, laughter and bewildered parents.

Warning! Contains smoke/haze and strobe effects

Cast & Team

Playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer
Director Matt Edgerton
Designer Isla Shaw
Lighting Designer Chris Donnelly
Composer & Sound Designer James Luscombe
Robot Designer Steve Berrick

Teacher’s Resources

An educational kit will be provided including classroom ready activities to help prepare students for the show.

Workshops [Incursion]

Date To be announced soon
Duration 60 minutes
Cost Free with a school booking (subject to availability)

Join Steve Berrick, artist, creative coder and designer of ‘Olivetti’ from My Robot in a hands-on 60 minute workshop. Steve will take students through the process of robot design using age appropriate materials – from cardboard tubes to coding.

With a degree in Computer Science, Steve’s work focuses on software and technology. He creates software-driven experiences for interactive systems and performances. His collaborative practice has been presented in galleries, theatres, museums and the street and he has an extensive background collaborating in the performing arts.

Workshop Bookings can be made with BREC’s Education Team on email or phone 08 9792 31111.

“While the robotics and special effects in this play are extraordinary, what lies at its heart is a beautiful, poetic tale about acceptance.”

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