My Robot

By Finegan Kruckemeyer

A play about making new friends – literally!

When Ophelia moves with her family to the seaside, she’s not
impressed. She doesn’t like the beach, misses her old home and
thinks the people in this town are pretty strange. While
unpacking her room she discovers a mysterious box full of
gadgets, parts and pieces, and a strange note that reads ‘You.
Make. Me.’ Her curiosity gets the better of her and she spends all
night assembling the objects into Olivetti, a robot with a
typewriter chest and an alarm clock heart. Made up of pieces,
but more than the sum of her parts.

Together Ophelia and Olivetti take on the local bully and make
friends with a child so worried about allergies that he never
leaves the house, all while trying to keep her dad from
discovering that Olivetti is really a robot. But a bigger challenge
is coming – can the pair save their friend and reunite him with
his mother?

My Robot takes audiences of all ages on a rambunctious
adventure filled with robot antics, laughter, daring rescues and
bewildered parents, all told with the care and artistry
synonymous with Barking Gecko Theatre’s award winning
shows. Children will discover that we’re all just made from
pieces, and that when we feel less than whole we can find – or
make – a part that fits!