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My Robot


Thu 28 - Sat 30 May, 2020


Powerhouse Theatre

Admit (adults at kids prices) $28*
School Group 10+ $18*

*plus transaction fee of $6.90


60 mins

Ages + Warnings

Suitable for ages 4+
Contains strobe effects.

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

My Robot has been cancelled to meet the Federal Government’s directive on limiting non-essential mass gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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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. She feels like she’s missing a piece of herself.

As she unpacks she finds a strange box full of parts with a curious note attached that reads ‘You. Make. Me.’ Ignoring her father’s warnings about the dangers of her ingenious inventions, she sets to work and builds herself a new robot friend, naming her Olivetti. Together they take on the local bully and start making new friends. But are they smart and brave enough to take on a daring rescue at sea?

Barking Gecko Theatre’s My Robot reminds us that we are all made up of different parts, and that when we feel less than whole we can find – or make – a part that fits. A story bursting with special robot tricks, laughter and bewildered parents My Robot is a must see for all families.


*For school group bookings, please phone Ticketek Group Bookings on 1300 364 001.

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  • this is children's theatre at its best

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  • the elegant simplicity of finegan kruckmeyer's writing engages from the start and certain one liners dig deep into the special part of your heart reserved for childhood memory

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  • while the robotics and special effects in this play are extraordinary, what lies at its heart is a beautiful, poetic tale about acceptance

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

Established in 1989, Barking Gecko Theatre is Western Australia’s longest running
professional theatre company dedicated to inspiring children and families to embrace a
life full of curiosity, empathy and play.

For nearly 30 years Barking Gecko Theatre has created exquisite, award-winning
productions, with a history of innovation and excellence making it an indispensable asset
to Western Australia.

Barking Gecko Theatre has delivered over 100 original Western Australia productions,
toured 12 counties and reached almost 1 million children. Alongside Barking Gecko’s
theatre productions is the company’s deep commitment to creative learning and social
outreach. At a grass roots level, Barking Gecko delivers drama programs for children ages
4 – 18 across Perth, regional and remote WA every year.

Barking Gecko Theatre Company is an indispensable asset to Western Australia.


We acknowledge the Jagera/Turrbal peoples, the First Nation Traditional Owners of the land on which we gather. We pay respects to all Elders past and present and acknowledge the young leaders who are working beside our Elders in our cultural industries. We recognise all First Nation peoples as the original storytellers of these lands and acknowledge the important role they continue to play in our community.

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