Arena Theatre Company

When it comes to friends, Juniper has no idea what all the fuss is about. In fact when classmates tease her for being like a robot she takes it as a compliment. Through the unconventional eyes of a child on the Autism Spectrum, Robot Song takes the audience on an incredible ride of personal discovery.

Robot Song introduces us to Juniper, a smart 11-year-old whose world is turned upside down when the arm of a giant robot appears on her doorstep and takes her on an unexpected journey to find the rest of its body. Surprised by the robot’s revelation that it has only ever wanted to sing, Juniper learns flexibility and unexpected outcomes are sometimes exactly what you need.

Robot Song is drawn from writer director Jolyon James' experience raising a child on the Autism Spectrum. In celebrating Juniper’s unique way of interpreting the world Robot Song provides a window for all young people to recognise and embrace the differences within themselves and others.

Using live animation, animatronics and with original music Robot Song will be an incredible new work for ages 8 - 12.

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An Arena Theatre Company Production

Writer/Director Jolyon James
Dramaturgy Christian Leavesley
Composer Nate Gilkes
Assistant Director Sarah Branton
Script Advisor Ant Crowley
Juniper Ashlea Pyke
Juniper's Father Phillip McInnes

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

3-6 to 7-9

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Media Arts, The Arts - Music, The Arts - Visual Arts, English, Ict, Design & Technology.


Individuality, Difference, Self-discovery, Parenting, Bullying, Technology, Creativity


Drama, Live Music, Music Theatre, Puppetry, Visual Arts


60 minutes


$16 + BF Bookings via -


The Engine Room (Bendigo, VIC)

School Term:
Term 3


Robot Song will premiere in the July school holidays with shows for schools in week one of Term 3 2018.

Wednesday 11 July, 11am
Thursday 12 July, 11am
Friday 13 July, 11am
Saturday 14 July, 11am
Tuesday 17 July, 10am and 1:30pm
Wednesday 18 July, 10am and 1:30pm
Thursday 19 July, 10am and 1:30pm

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