Friendship theme in My Robot play

South Western Times
Marlanie Haerewa stars as a young girl named Ophelia.
Camera IconMarlanie Haerewa stars as a young girl named Ophelia.

Finegan Kruckemeyer’s AWGIE award winning play My Robot is coming to the stage at BREC this month.

Starring Marlanie Haerewa, the play centres around a young girl named Ophelia who finds a strange box of parts with a curious note.

The parts combine to create a robot she names Olivetti – there really will be a robot on stage.

Created specially for the production by Steve Barrick with the help of Scitech and UWA, Olivetti is controlled by an off-stage operator and has quickly risen to become just as much of a star in the show as Haerewa.

“With its visually delightful set and working robot on stage, My Robot will create curiosity and interest in science and technology for our young audience,” Barking Gecko Theatre artistic director Luke Kerridge said.

“On another level, 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.

“It’s a show that’s not only great fun but creates an opportunity to start a very important conversation with children about friendships and how each of our actions affect other people.”

My Robot is a two performance show only and in Bunbury for just the one day on Friday, July 26.

Performances will be at 11am and 4.30pm with the performance is suitable for children aged four an up.

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