Robot Song
Arena Theatre Company
8-13 yrs

Curriculum for Excellence Resources

The audience is invited into an adolescent’s world and is asked to consider the effect of bullying and how possible it is to support and celebrate difference rather than conformity. The questions raised can be explored further in Health and Wellbeing.

Opportunities for learning and curriculum links

Health and Wellbeing

I understand that people can feel alone and can be misunderstood and left out by others. I am learning how to give appropriate support.

HWB   1-08a/2-08a/3-08a

I know that friendship, caring, sharing, fairness, equality and love are important in building positive relationships. As I develop I value I care and show respect for myself and others.

HWB   1-05a/2-05a/3-05a

Class Stage
P4 – S2
Curriculum Links
Health and Wellbeing
The Studio
Duration: 65
Seating: Theatre seating

Contains haze and strobe lighting

The Studio
22 Potterrow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BL
  • Wednesday 20 May 10:30
  • Wednesday 20 May 13:30
  • Thursday 21 May 10:30
  • Thursday 21 May 13:30
  • Friday 22 May 10:30
  • Friday 22 May 19:00
  • Saturday 23 May 14:30
  • Saturday 23 May 19:00
  • Monday 25 May 10:30
  • Monday 25 May 13:30
  • Tuesday 26 May 10:30
  • Tuesday 26 May 13:30

When 11-year-old Juniper receives a petition signed by her entire class stating that she is ‘the most hated person in the school’ her life is thrown into complete meltdown. She stops eating, refuses to return to school and her parents become increasingly desperate. After exhausting all other avenues they finally resort to the only thing they have left, a giant singing robot.

Employing cutting edge digital technology, animatronics and a beautiful original musical score, Robot Song is also a deeply personal story. It shares an honest, intensely funny and often unconventional window into writer/director Jolyon James’ experience parenting a child on the Autism Spectrum.

The show explores the question of how we support, foster and celebrate difference in our children in the face of an increasingly rigid and homogenised world.

Gorgeously told and superbly crafted, a must-see for young people who need to understand that difference should be seen as an asset.” ABC Radio

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