My Robot

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My Robot

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 10 June - 11 June 2020
Category Live Event


All performances of My Robot have been cancelled.

If you booked through Riverside Theatres, a member of our Box Office will contact ticket holders regarding refund options.

Riverside presents Barking Gecko Theatre’s
By Finegan Kruckemeyer

“While the robotics and special effects in this play are extraordinary, what lies at its heart is a beautiful, poetic tale about acceptance.” – Subiaco Post

When Ophelia moves with her family to the seaside, she is not impressed. She does not like the beach, misses her old home and thinks the people in the town are strange. She feels like she is 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. However, are they smart and brave enough to take on a daring rescue at sea?

This story bursting with special robot tricks, laughter and bewildered parents will remind you 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.

Suitable for ages 4+ and their families

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Finegan Kruckemeyer

Matt Edgerton

Isla Shaw

Lighting Designer
Chris Donnelly

Composer and Sound Designer
James Luscombe

Robot Designer
Steve Berrick

Production Stills
Daniel Grant

(Early Stage 1 – Stage 2)

From the Program Coordinator…

Coping with change can be challenging for young people. This beautiful production explores this topic with a lot of heart, tonnes of imagination and a little bit of scientific theatre magic. My Robot offers plenty of opportunity for cross-curricular learning, merging English, Creative Arts and Science, as well as delivering a beautiful message about resilience in the face of life’s obstacles.

Curriculum Links and Resources

Download the Curriculum Links here: My Robot Curriculum Links

Riverside’s Risk Assessment

Download the Risk Assessment here: Risk Assessment 2020

Download a sample of a generic risk assessment here: Sample – Generic Risk Assessment


Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

Access Points

Visual Cues
This production has strong visual cues giving students a different reference point for comprehension of the narrative or subject matter.

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A magical physical circus adventure for young people and their families. Dive into a magical world of play and creation, where everyday objects become a universe of fun and adventure.


60 minutes (No interval)

Ticket Prices

Concession $24
30 & Under $22
18 & Under $18
Family of 4 $92
Additional Family Member $23
Concession $31
30 & Under $28
18 & Under $23
Family of 4 $116
Additional Family Member $29
Groups 8+

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
School Bookings $4.00