• Robot Song

  • Date:

    Monday 15th July
    Mon 15 Jul 6.30pm, Tue 16 Jul 11am & 2pm and Wed 17 Jul 11am & 2pm
  • PRICE:

    $22.00
  • RUNNING TIME:

    Approx 1 hr
  • TICKETS:

    Entertainment Centre
    Box Office: 1300 788 503
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  • Category: Childrens
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Arena Theatre Company presents

Robot Song

Written by Jolyon James

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre 2019 Season

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, for the first time, to be defined on her own terms.

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 or pushed to the margins and any parent desperate for tools to help. The show employs cutting edge digital technology, startling animatronics and a beautiful original musical score.

“Gorgeously told and superbly crafted, A must-see for young people growing up in a world where bullying is widespread but who need to understand that difference should be seen as an asset.” Fiona Parker ABC

Cast Ashlea Pyke and Phillip McInnes Director/Writer/Designer Jolyon James Assistant Director Sarah Branton Dramaturgy Christian Leavesley Composer/Musical Director Nathan Gilkes Script Consultant Anthony Crowley Costume Beth Sayer Lighting Design Paul Lim Production Manager Ben Van Dillen Stage Manager Theresa O’Connor

PRICES

All tickets $22

TRANSACTION FEES

Counter Sales: no transaction fee Online Bookings: $2 per transaction Telephone Bookings: $5.50 per transaction Postage (if required): $5 per order

ENCORE DINING

Our Encore Café & Bar will be open for drinks and snacks before and after the show. To view our All Day Menu click here. There will specials available on the day.

For further information please contact our Box Office on 1300 788 503.

RUNNING TIME (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Approximately 60 mins (no interval)

RECOMMENDED FOR
Ages 8-12 years. Contains themes about Autism Spectrum.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Arena Theatre Company
Australia Council for the Arts
Creative Victoria
Regional Arts Victoria

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