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Barking Gecko Theatre Company presents


by Finegan Kruckemeyer
directed by Matt Edgerton


Mr. Smith yelled at the doctor,
“What have you done to my boy?
He’s not flesh and blood,
he’s aluminum alloy!”

-Tim Burton

If you could make your very own robot what would it be like? Would it beep or beatbox? Walk or roll? Make friends or make things blow up?

Get ready for an exciting new play starring a real robot onstage!

This sparky new show has been created with the help of the robot boffins at the University of Western Australia, our brilliant friends at SciTech and a zappy group of Little Gecko roboticists. The result is a very human tale about someone that isn’t.

Written by award winning children’s author Finegan Kruckemeyer this play will be the first of it’s kind in Western Australia to incorporate a robot performing alongside humans. Join us on a journey into the future of theatre and take a glimpse at the world the way it might be in just a few years time.

A brand new story about a human who makes a machine, and a machine who makes itself human. Anything could happen. And anything will!

Suits: Ages 4 – 10 years (school years K – 4)
Duration: 50 minutes (no interval)

  • Studio Underground

    State Theatre Centre of WA

    10 November, 2017 - 25 November, 2017

    Times and Prices

    Friday 10 Nov 10am Preview (schools & general public) – Get Tickets
    Friday 10 Nov 1pm Preview (schools & general public) – Get Tickets
    Saturday 11 Nov 1pm Preview (general public) – Get Tickets
    Saturday 11 Nov 5pm Opening – Get Tickets
    Tuesday 14 Nov 1pm (schools & general public) – Get Tickets
    Thursday 16 Nov 1pm (schools & general public) – Get Tickets
    Friday 17 Nov 12pm (schools & general public) – Get Tickets
    Saturday 18 Nov 2pm Gentle Performance – Get Tickets
    Saturday 18 Nov 5pm – Get Tickets
    Tuesday 21 Nov 1pm (schools & general public) – Get Tickets
    Thursday 23 Nov 1pm (schools & general public) – Get Tickets
    Friday 24 Nov 12pm (schools & general public) – Get Tickets
    Saturday 25 Nov 2pm (audio described) – Get Tickets


    Ticket Pricing

    Previews $20

    Adults $28.50

    Child $28.50

    Family Pass A (2A + 2C) $100
    Family Pass B (1A + 3 C) $100

    School & Community Groups

    Teachers you’ll find all your school matinee options here.

    Students $15, groups minimum of 10 students.

    One free teacher with every 10 students


    Two Play Special Offer
    A Combined Family pass for Saltbush and My Robot is available. book for both of these shows at the same time for a total cost of $180. That covers 2 adult and 2 child tickets for both shows or 1 Adult and 3 child tickets for both shows. You’ll also get a free program at both shows. Book your two-play special offer here.

Creative Team

Writer Finegan Kruckemeyer
Director Matt Edgerton


Coming Soon