Written and directed by Jolyon James, Robot Song incorporates digital technology with live performance to create an optimistic and relatable theatre show aimed at children between the ages of 8 and 12. Showing at Glen Street Theatre for only two nights this July, Robot Song is a heartwarming theatre show for kids and adults alike. After his son’s autism diagnosis, Jolyon noticed that when engaging in creative activities his son became increasingly receptive and more engaged. Inspired by this and influenced by other significant events in their lives, Jolyon wrote Robot Song, determined to shed light and optimism through the play.
“Somewhere inside creativity there’s an extraordinary thing that unlocks amazing stuff for young people”, said Jolyon about the creation of Robot Song.
The piece has been successfully touring for over two years now, and kids and adults alike who come to see the show leave with a smile.
“I think the reason it’s resonating so beautifully with people is because it’s very real and it comes from a very real place and I think people can reflect on their own lives”, said Jolyon.
Although Robot Song presents and deals with some big issues, Jolyon wrote the piece to bring positivity and hope to his audiences, saying, “The show is hilarious, it’s a lot of fun. It’s very funny and very moving.”
Writing Robot Song to support and encourage kids, Jolyon summarised the experience that the show offers, “Primarily I think the show delivers some optimism in a world that I think really needs it at the moment. You come out with this beautiful sense of optimism and that anything is possible.”
Jul 9-10, Glen Street Theatre, Corner Glen Street & Blackbutts Rd, Belrose. $23-$95+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.glenstreet.com.au
By Madison Behringer