A new theatre experience titled Robot Song is coming to the Geelong Performing Arts Centre in June as part of GPAC’s Creative Learning Program.
Based on a true story, Robot Song presents 11-year-old Juniper May who receives a petition signed by her entire class which dubs her as the most disliked person in school.
When Juniper sees what her classmates think of her, her life is thrust into chaos. After hours of trial and error, Juniper’s parents resort to the only idea they have left – a giant singing robot.
Telling a tale of hope and unconditional love, Juniper discovers how creativity can open doors into places she never knew existed.
Geelong Performing Arts CEO Joel McGuiness says Robot Song is aimed at children aged 8-12 and their families; and provides a great opportunity to celebrate and discuss experiences of difference.
“Robot Song is joyful and full of hope.
It is for any child who has ever felt isolated or pushed to the margins and any parent desperate for tools to help,” he said.
“The show employs cutting edge digital technology, startling animatronics and a beautiful original musical score – it’s a genuine family show produced by the incredible Arena Theatre Company – and we’re very excited to host it here in Geelong.”
Written and directed by Jolyon James, the story draws on his own experience raising a child on the autism spectrum.
James also poses the question, how do we support, foster and celebrate children in an increasingly critical society?
See Robot Song at Geelong Performing Arts on Tuesday June 11 at 7pm. Tickets are $10 for children 12 and under, $20 for students and $35 for adults. Book at Box Office on 52251200 or gpac.org.au.