Robot Song

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Robot Song

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 24 August - 25 August 2021
Category Live Event

EVENT CANCELLED

The performances of Robot Song will unfortunately not proceed due the restrictions of the current NSW Public Health Orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Box Office team will be in contact with you in due course to discuss either rescheduling of your tickets or processing of a full refund.


Riverside presents Arena Theatre Company’s
ROBOT SONG

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

This production contains smoke haze.
The Wednesday 25 August 2021 performance at 10am will be a Relaxed Performance  and will be Audio Described More Info 
Please call Box Office on 02 8839 3399 if your require a headset for the Audio Described performance.

*Please contact Box Office directly for group bookings of 8 or more, email boxoffice_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au or call 8839 3399.


Awards
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.


Please Note:

Tickets to this event are sold to 100% of capacity. All Riverside patrons will be seated in line with current NSW Public Health guidelines, allowing patrons to be seated alongside each other. NSW Health strongly recommends you wear a mask when you are inside places where it is difficult to keep 1.5 metres distance from other people.

Please note that NSW Health regularly updates areas where there may be concerns regarding potential case transmission of COVID-19.  Prior to attending your performance, we suggest patrons check the latest Case Alert Updates from Health NSW and follow the instructions regarding Close Contacts and requirements for self-isolation and/or COVID testing as stipulated by Health NSW and the current NSW Public Health Orders. Please note that patrons who have visited any identified alert area must NOT attend public performances or gatherings of any type. 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


Riverside Theatres is registered with the NSW Government as a COVID Safe venue. Our COVID Safe plan was developed in line with federal and state government health guidelines, and following consultation with Live Performance Australia, other NSW venues, and various government bodies, on enhanced health, hygiene and safety measures. These measures include: defined audience capacity; social distancing; wearing face masks; mandatory Service NSW QR code registration check in; extra cleaning; increased sanitisation of high-touch surfaces; the provision of hand sanitiser, anti-bacterial wipes and hand washing facilities throughout the venue; traffic management plans to alleviate congestion in public spaces.

Please review our Patron Safety Information before you visit us at Riverside.

It is also important that if you are unwell you stay at home. We have updated our ticket conditions and our Box Office team are available to talk through possible exchange and refund options. You can contact the Box Office 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
Nate Gilkes

Musical Director
Ania Reynolds

Lighting Designer
Paul Lim

Costume Designer
Beth Sayer

Performers
Sophie Smyth
Phillip McInnes
Jo Abbott

SUITABLE FOR YEARS 5 – 8
(Stages 3 – 4)

According to the exemption under the public health order (COVID 19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 7) 2020 (NSW) under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW), issued on February 1 2021, organised groups who enter a premises as part of a school, child care, aged care or disability group are not required to provide the premises with contact details of every person in their group. This is subject to the following conditions:

  • It is duty of the group organiser (teacher or carer) to keep an electronic record of the entire group and their contact details for 28 days after the event.
  • The group organiser must provide the premises (Riverside Theatres) with at least two contacts to make available to NSW Health.

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 8839 3308 or email education_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au, or fill in our Schools Bookings Form here.


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


Accessibility
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Access Points

Music
This production has a strong music focus.

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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Photos

Robot Song

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.

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Duration

1 hour with no interval.
There will be a 20 minute Q&A following school matinee performances.

Ticket Prices

RIVERSIDE MEMBERS
Adult
$32
Concession $28
30 & Under $26
18 & Under $22
NON-MEMBERS
Adult
$35
Concession $31
30 & Under $28
18 & Under $25
GROUPS
Groups 8+*
$31
SCHOOL GROUPS
Student/Teachers
$22

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Phone $4.60
Web $4.60
Counter $4.60
School Bookings $4.60