ROBOT SONG IS BACK IN 2022! THE TOUR WILL INCLUDE BATHURST, BENDIGO, DUBBO, PARRAMATTA, ST ALBANS, SYDNEY AND QUEANBEYAN. SEE DATES AND VENUES BELOW

BENDIGO – Capital Theatre
Wed 4 May 2022 6pm
Thu 5 May 2022 10am & 1pm
Fri 6 May 2022 10am & 1pm

PARRAMATTA – Riverside Theatres
Tue 10 May 2022 11am & 6.30pm
Wed 11 May 2022 10am & 1pm

ST ALBANS – The Bowery Theatre
Fri 13 May 10am & 1pm
Sat 14 May 3pm

BATHURST – Bathurst Memorial Theatre
Wed 18 May 6.30pm
Thu 19 May 10am & 1pm

DUBBO – Dubbo Regional Theatre
Mon 30 May 2022 6pm
Tue 31 May 2022 10am and 1pm

SYDNEY – Darling Quarter Monkey Baa
Thu 2 June 2022 10.15 & 12.45
Fri 3 June 2022 10.15 & 12.45
Sat 4 June 2022 11am & 2pm

QUEANBEYAN – The Q
Thu 9 June 2022 10am & 1pm
Fri 10 June 2022 10am & 1pm
Sat 11 June 2022 11am & 2pm

When eleven-year-old Juniper May receives a petition signed by her entire class stating that she is ‘the most hated person in the school’ her life is thrown into complete meltdown. Juniper stops eating, she refuses to return to school and her parents become increasingly desperate. Finally, after exhausting all other avenues her parents resort to the only thing they have left, a giant singing robot.

Based on a true story, Robot Song illustrates the profound, transformative nature of creativity that, when combined with unconditional love, becomes an unstoppable force. For Juniper, creativity opens doors into places she never knew existed, allowing her to be defined on her own terms for the first time.

Robot Song is a deeply personal story. It shares an honest, intensely funny and often unconventional window into writer/director Jolyon James’ experience parenting a child on the Autism Spectrum. The show poses and attempts to answer the question, how do we support, foster and celebrate difference in our children in the face of an increasingly rigid and homogenised world?

Robot Song is a genuine family show. It is joyful and full of hope. It is for any child who has ever felt isolated, and any parent who is desperate for tools to help an isolated child. The show employs cutting edge digital technology, animatronics and a beautiful original musical score.

For ages 8+

Robot Song is represented by NCM for all international touring. For more information see the NCM website.

Credits

Writer/Director: Jolyon James

Dramaturg: Christian Leavesley

Assistant Director: Sarah Branton

Designer: Jolyon James

Lighting Design: Paul Lim (Additive)

Set Construction: Tom Eeles at JT Custom Builds

Costume Design: Beth Sayer

Composer: Nate Gilkes

Musical Director: Ania Reynolds

Cast:

Ashlea Pyke & Phillip McInnes (Premiere & Melbourne Season)

Sophie Smyth & Chris Brown (National Tour 2019 & 2020)