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. 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.
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. The show employs cutting edge digital technology, startling animatronics and a beautiful original musical score.
Duration: 75 mins, no interval
Ages: 8 – 12 yo and their families
Writer/Director Jolyon James
Dramaturg Christian Leavesley
Composer Nathan Gilkes
Image credit Jolyon James
Robot Song will attract large, group bookings from schools. Consequently tickets are only available as General Admission and not to an allocated seat. Non-school group bookings will be allocated seats in a premium section of the theatre in the week of the performance. Venue staff will direct non-school group attendees to their allocated seat(s). Thank you.
Robot Song has a Relaxed Performance on Thursday 5 May at 1pm, and an Auslan interpreted performance on Fri 6 May at 10am.
A relaxed performance has been adapted in particular ways which make it more accessible for a range of potential audience members, including autistic audiences, as well as audience members with sensory sensitivities.
In a relaxed performance, the intensity of sound and lighting in the performance is reduced. The etiquette of the theatre is “relaxed” so that audience members can feel more free to move around. A relaxed pack is available which will contain certain information about the show, so that audience members can attend with a greater sense of certainty. A “chillout space” will be available for audience members who may need a break from the show.
Thursday 5 - Friday 6 August 2021
Thursday 5 - Friday 6 May 2022
The Venue: The Capital
Terms and Conditions
This event is sold on behalf of the organisation responsible for presenting this event and is subject to the conditions applicable to that event and/or the venue where held.
All sales are final. There is no refund or exchange on tickets except as provided for under the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice.
The right is reserved to vary advertised programmes and to add, withdraw or substitute artists as necessary.
The management reserves the right to refuse admission.
Latecomers may not be admitted until there is a convenient break in the performance.
The use of cameras or other recording devise and equipment constitutes a breach of copyright and is strictly forbidden.
Patrons must ensure all electronic devices are switched off or to silent throughout the performance.
Persons bearing a concession ticket must carry proof of entitlement.
G.S.T. included where applicable.