By Natalee Kerr
A giant singing robot will come to life in a “different” stage show next month in Geelong.
Robot Song explores the tale about an 11-year-old girl, named Juniper, who is a victim of bullying.
She receives a petition signed by her class that labels her ‘the most-hated person in the school’.
Her life goes into complete meltdown. She stops eating, she refuses to return to school and her parents are running out of options.
After exhausting all other avenues they turn to the only thing they have left, a giant singing robot.
The production explores how creativity combined with unconditional love can turn into an unstoppable force.
“Juniper discovers how the power of creativity can open doors into places she never knew existed,” the promoters said.
“For the first time she feels what it is like to be defined by her own terms.”
The promoters sadi the production was aimed at children aged eight to 12 and their families.
The show provided an opportunity to “celebrate and discuss experiences of difference”, they said.
Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) chief executive officer Joel McGuinness described Robot Song as following a “deeply personal yet relatable story”.
“It is for any child who has ever felt isolated or pushed to the margins and any parent desperate for tools to help,” he said.
Robot Song will play GPAC on 11 June.