Robot Song by Arena Theatre Company

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. Juniper stops eating, she refuses to return to school and her parents become increasingly desperate. Finally, 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. The show poses and attempts to answer the question, how do we support, foster and celebrate difference in our children in the face of an increasingly rigid and homogenised world?

Robot Song is a genuine family show. It 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. The show employs cutting edge digital technology, startling animatronics and a beautiful original musical score.

“Gorgeously told and superbly crafted, A must-see for young people growing up in a world where bullying is widespread but who need to understand that difference should be seen as an asset.”
  - Fiona Parker ABC

A smart young girl befriends a discarded robot and together they find their true voice.

14th May 2019 to 13th Jul 2019

Duration: 60 minutes, no interval
Artform: Children's Theatre
  • Tour Map
  • Event Dates
Date Venue Location More info
14th May 2019 Red Earth Arts Precinct 27 Welcome Road, Karratha, 6714
15th May 2019 Red Earth Arts Precinct 27 Welcome Road, Karratha, 6714
17th May 2019 Queens Park Theatre Cathedral Ave, Geraldton, 6530
27th May 2019 Ararat Performing Arts Centre Barkly Street, Ararat, 3377
30th May 2019 Dunstan Playhouse Festival Dr, Adelaide, 5000
31st May 2019 Dunstan Playhouse Festival Dr, Adelaide, 5000
4th Jun 2019 Lighthouse Theatre 185 Timor Street, Warrnambool, 3280
6th Jun 2019 Swan Hill Performing Arts Centre 76 Bendigo Rd, Swan Hill, 3579
7th Jun 2019 Frankston Arts Centre Davey St, Frankston, 3199
12th Jun 2019 Geelong Performing Arts Centre 50 Little Malop Street, Geelong
13th Jun 2019 West Gippsland Arts Centre Albert Street, Warragul, 3820
14th Jun 2019 Heyfield War Memorial Hall MacFarlane Street, Heyfield, 3858
18th Jun 2019 Hamilton Performing Arts Centre 113 Brown St, Hamilton, 3300
20th Jun 2019 Horsham Town Hall Wilson St, Horsham, 3400
26th Jun 2019 Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre Cnr Gellibrand & Rae Streets, Colac, 3250
29th Jun 2019 Drum Theatre Cnr Lonsdale & Walker Streets, Dandenong, 3175
1st Jul 2019 The Cube 118 Hovell Street, Wodonga, 3689
3rd Jul 2019 Mildura Arts Centre 199 Cureton Ave, Mildura, 3500
5th Jul 2019 Bunjil Place Magid Drive, Narre Warren, 3805
6th Jul 2019 Bunjil Place Magid Drive, Narre Warren, 3805
9th Jul 2019 Glen Street Theatre Cnr Glen Street and Blackbutts Road, Belrose, 1640
10th Jul 2019 Glen Street Theatre Cnr Glen Street and Blackbutts Road, Belrose, 1640
11th Jul 2019 Glen Street Theatre Cnr Glen Street and Blackbutts Road, Belrose, 1640
13th Jul 2019 Jetty Memorial Theatre Cnr Harbour Drive and Edinburgh Street, Coffs Harbour, 2450