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My Robot - Barking Gecko Theatre Company

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A tale about imagination, inventiveness & friendship
Barking Gecko Theatre is a familiar name to Perth's theatre-going families and for good reason. Their performances introduce our youngest members to the theatre with such enthusiasm that they are sure to build the theatre audiences of the future.

As one of those families, we were thrilled to attend a performance of My Robot at the Perth Theatre Trust, William Street Perth.

This beautifully woven tale shows children that imagination, inventiveness and friendship are things to be highly valued. In our society of consumerism and competitiveness, this is a message that I don't think our children can hear enough.

As we entered the underground theatre, it was clear this show would be imaginative and entertaining. The set, stood before us, designed by Ruby Smedley and constructed by Onstage Arts, and already started drawing the young audience in. There were whispers of "look at that" and "what does that say?" as we waited for the actors to take the stage.

From the moment Arielle Gray as Ophelia took the stage she was spell bounding, once joined by St John Cowcher and Sarah Nelson as robot controller there was no chance of boredom in this performance. It was poetic, dramatic, funny and engaging. From the youngest to the oldest members of the audience, all were taken on a journey along with the group of characters.

Barking Gecko Theatre knows children's theatre and the length and pace of this production was a perfect complement to a fantastic story by Finegan Kruckemeyer and performances by a stellar cast.

My Robot has now finished its run in Perth, however, you can find out about more great productions from Barking Gecko theatre at their website.
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