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My Robot

by Finegan Kruckemeyer

60 minutes

Recommended ages 4+

A show 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. 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.

My Robot takes audiences of all ages on a rambunctious adventure filled with robot antics, laughter, daring rescues and bewildered parents, all told with the care and artistry synonymous with Barking Gecko’s award-winning shows.

Location

Venue

Dates

Darwin, Australia

Darwin Performing Arts Centre

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Thursday, 30 April 2020

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Alice Springs, Australia

The Araluen Arts Centre

Wednesday, 06 May 2020

Thursday, 07 May 2020

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Townsville, Australia

Townsville Civic Centre

Monday, 18 May 2020

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Logan, Australia

Logan Entertainment Centre

Friday, 22 May 2020

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Brisbane, Australia

Powerhouse Theatre

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Friday, 29 May 2020

Saturday, 30 May 2020

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Penrith, Australia

The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

Wednesday, 03 June 2020

Thursday, 04 June 2020

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Parramatta, Australia

Riverside Theatre

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Thursday, 11 June 2020

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Casula, Australia

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

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Wyong, Australia

The Art House

Friday, 19 June 2020

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Griffith, Australia

Griffith Regional Theatre

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

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Wagga Wagga, Australia

Civic Theatre

Friday, 26 June 2020

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Upwey, Australia

Burrinja Cultural Centre

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

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Healesville, Australia

The Memo

Thursday, 09 July 2020

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Warragul, Australia

West Gippsland Arts Centre

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

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Sale, Australia

The Wedge Performing Arts Centre

Friday, 17 July 2020

Saturday, 18 July 2020

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Geelong, Australia

Performing Arts Centre

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

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Frankston, Australia

Frankston Arts Centre

Friday, 24 July 2020

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Devonport, Australia

Devonport Entertainment and Convention Centre

Friday, 31 July 2020

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Launceston, Australia

Earl Arts Centre

Thursday, 06 August 2020

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Hobart, Australia

Theatre Royal

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

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Community News Group

Barking Gecko Theatre Company built a friend for My Robot

BARKING Gecko Theatre Company artistic director Matt Edgerton likes to tackle something that either scares or challenges him on each work he directs. He has categorically achieved this with the company’s production My Robot.

Published 31/10/2017

Melanie Coram, The West Australian

Finding Humanity in Robotics

It should surprise no one that a new play about a robot turns on all the bells and whistles. And yet the technology and stagecraft in My Robot are a wonderful jolt in this whiz-bang debut. Full review ▶

Published 14/11/2017

SeeSaw Magazine

Quirky Robot Fun

Entering the theatre on opening night I am happy to see so many children in the audience. The boys behind me jump up and down as their mother explains they’ve just purchased sugary drinks with their own money. Full review ▶

Published 17/11/2017

David Zampatti , From the Turnstiles

My Robot: Review

One of the things that makes the extraordinarily fecund Finegan Kruckemeyer’s My Robot different and interesting is that when the play starts its hero, the feisty, ever-so-slightly nerdish Ophelia (Arielle Gray) has already arrived at her destination – and she’s not at all happy about it. Full review ▶

Published 18/11/2017

Creative Team

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

Production Manager Michael Maclean
Stage Manager Emily Stokoe
Costume Coordinator Nicole Marrington

Cast

Ophelia Elise Wilson
Dad, Otis, Orson, Ms Ogilvie St John Cowcher
Olivetti the Robot Sarah Nelson

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