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16 Jun 2020 | 10.00am - 11.00am

Book Tickets

Presented by Barking Gecko

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

Ophelia: Melanie Haerewa
Dad, Otis, Orson, Ms Ogilvie: St John Cowcher
Olivetti the Robot: Sarah Nelson

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

“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”. Melanie Coram, The West Australian Finding Humanity in Robotics

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Event Information

LocationCasula Powerhouse
Arts Centre

Duration60 minutes
no interval


CostAdult: $25
Concession: $20
Child: $15
Schools: $13
Family and
Group tickets

Phone02 8711 7123


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