Photo by: Jon Green
WORLD PREMIERE
Barking Gecko Theatre Company presents

MY ROBOT

by Finegan Kruckemeyer
directed by Matt Edgerton

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.

Together Ophelia and Olivetti take on the local bully and make friends with a child so worried about allergies that he never leaves the house, all while trying to keep her dad from discovering that Olivetti is really a robot. But a bigger challenge is coming – can the pair save their friend and reunite him with his mother?

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. Children will discover that we’re all just made from pieces, and that when we feel less than whole we can find – or make – a part that fits!

Want to know more about the making of My Robot?

Check out Matt Edgerton’s Robot Dispatches

Robot Blog #1 – The Making of  a New Script
Robot Blog #2 – Robot Dispatch
Robot Blog #3 – Creative Development  

Suits audiences: 4 – 10 and their grown ups (school years K – 4)
Duration: 50 minutes (no interval)
 
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
Set Construction Onstage Arts
Scenic Artist Ruby Smedley

Cast

Ophelia Arielle Gray
Dad, Otis, Orson, Ms Ogilvie St John Cowcher
Olivetti the Robot Sarah Nelson

Community News Group “Barking Gecko Theatre Company built a friend for My Robot” Published 31/10/2017

The West Australian “Finding Humanity in Robotics” Published 14/11/2017

SeeSaw Magazine “Quirky Robot Fun” published 17/11/2017

Subiaco Post “Tender-Hearted Message” published 18/11/2017

From the Turnstiles “My Robot: Review” published 18/11/2017

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