Robot Song

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 29 July 2022
Category Musical Theatre

Robot Song will unfortunately not proceed due to unforeseen circumstances.

We appreciate that a season cancellation is disappointing and apologise for any inconvenience. Our Box Office team will be in contact with ticket purchasers in due course to discuss processing of a full refund.

Riverside Theatres presents
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 a complete meltdown. 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, it opens doors into places she never knew existed allowing her to be defined on her own terms for the first time.

This deeply personal story shares an honest, intensely funny and often unconventional window into writer/director Jolyon James’ experience parenting a child on the Autism Spectrum.

Full of hope, cutting edge digital technology, animatronics and a beautiful, original musical score, this poignant and compelling production is for any child who has ever felt isolated or pushed to the margins.

Suitable for ages 8 – 12 and their families

Performance Warnings
This production contains smoke haze.

Please Note
**Please apply for the Education Ticket Subsidy via the Online School Subsidy booking link. Your subsidy request is dependent on your schools ICSEA score.

2019 – Helpmann Award Winner: Best Presentation for Children and Young People
Drama Victoria – Best Presentation for Secondary School students
Drama Victoria – best Presentation for Primary School students.

Robot Song Access and Content Guide

Riverside Theatres is a registered COVID Safe venue with the NSW Government. The health and safety of all Riverside patrons and staff is at the forefront of all our operations. Our policies are consistently reviewed and will be updated in line with NSW Health guidelines and advice. Please review our Conditions of Entry & Patron Safety page prior to attending Riverside Theatres for the most up-to-date information.

If you have any questions and would like to discuss this with a member of our team, please contact our Box Office staff on 02 8839 3399 or email boxoffice_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Thank you for keeping our community safe.

Writer, Director and Production Designer – Jolyon James
Assistant Director – Sarah Branton
Dramaturg – Christian Leavesley
Composer and Musical Director – Nathan Gilkes
Script Consultant – Anthony Crowley
Lighting Designer – Paul Lim
Costume Designer – Beth Sayer
Set Construction – Tom Eeles at JT Custom Builds
Production Manager – Ben Van Dillen
Stage Manager – Anna Pidgeon

Performers –
Sophie Smyth
Phillip McInnes
Jo Abbott

(Stages 3 – 4)

From the Program Coordinator…

It’s not often a show like this comes along, where the story gets to the heart of what many young people experience at some point in their lifetime. This musical theatre piece displays the creative use of drama conventions and uses the latest technology in production elements, including animatronics. Robot Song is engaging, moving, awe-inspiring and a perfect way to demonstrate the power of live theatre as a tool for telling important stories and promoting social change.

Curriculum Links and Resources
Download the Curriculum Links here: Robot Song Curriculum Links
Download the Education Resources here: Robot Song Education Resource Kit

Schools Bookings
1 teacher free for every 20 students booked.

For further information and to book please contact our Education Booking Coordinator on 02 8839 3308 or email education_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au, or fill in our Schools Bookings Form here.

For Ticket Subsidy bookings please fill out this form.

Riverside’s Risk Assessment & Covid Safe Plan
Download our Risk Assessment 
Take a look at our Patron Safety Information and Download our Covid Safe Plan 

Information about Access at Riverside

Access Points

music logoMusic
This production has a strong music focus.

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

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Dates and Times:

Friday 29 July 2022 at 7pm – CANCELLED

Friday 29 July 2022 at 11am* – CANCELLED


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Friday 29 July 2022 at 11am – CANCELLED


1 hour (no interval) + a 20 minute Q&A following school matinee performances.

Ticket Prices

Full Price
Concession $32
Child 15&U $29
Full Price
Concession $37
Child 15&U $33
Family of 4
Groups 8+ $35
Schools Ticket Subsidy Students/Teachers** $10

Transaction fees apply

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Web $4.60
Counter $4.60
School Bookings $4.60

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