Robot Song

Bendigo Venues and Events - The Capital


Robot Song is a genuine family show. It is joyful and full of hope. Robot Song will connect with any child who has ever felt isolated and any parent who is desperate for tools to help an isolated child. “It was stunning and powerful and brilliant and
Nat Jobe

"What a fantastic performance of Robot Song! My class were entertained, moved, and enlightened by the performance as was I. In our discussions in class following the performance, students have shared tears and deeply personal stories...
School Teacher

Produced 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 to be defined on her own terms for the first time.

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 joyful and full of hope. It is for any child who has ever felt isolated, and any adult who is desperate for tools to help an isolated child. The show employs cutting edge digital technology, animatronics and a beautiful original musical score.
For ages 8+

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Relaxed performance: house lights slightly up, audience free to move around, very well suited to students on the Autism spectrum or with Tourettes Syndrome. AUSLAN interpreted performance - AUSLAN interpreter on stage.

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“Relate-able subject matter, compelling story for various age ranges, excellent execution of drama conventions. Ideal representation of set and pop transformation. The Q&A offered at the end was priceless experience for my students.”
School Teacher

At times laugh-out-loud hilarious, Robot Song is also a poignant, compelling story, that covers topics young people would do well to be exposed to, without straying into being patronising or syrupy. Gorgeously told and superbly crafted...
Fiona Parker, ABC

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

3-6 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Music, English, Civics And Citizenship, Health And Physical Education



Drama, Music Theatre, Workshop


60 mins performance plus 15 min Q&A after performance


$12 per ticket - free teacher ticket per 10 students. WORKSHOPS AND SCHOOL VISITS ALSO AVAILABLE.


Capital Theatre Bendigo (Bendigo, VIC)

School Term:
Term 4


10am and 1pm, August 5 & 6 2021
Accessible and AUSLAN interpreted performances available - contact venue for more details.

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