VCE Drama syllabus production to play in Ararat later this month

The Ararat Town Hall will host Robot Song, a 2019 VCE Drama syllabus production, later this month.

The production is based on writer/director Jolyon James’ experience being a parent of a child on the Autism Spectrum.

Ararat Rural City Council CEO Dr Tim Harrison said Robot Song sends a message about how we support, foster and celebrate difference in children in the face of an increasingly rigid and homogenised world”.

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The show is described as an honest, intensely funny and often unconventional production that has been superbly crafted by its creators.

A must-see for young people growing up in a world where bullying is widespread but who need to understand that difference should be seen as an asset.”

Fiona Parker, ABC

Eleven-year-old Juniper May is given a petition signed by her whole class stating that she is “the most hated person in school”.

Her life is thrown into complete meltdown- she stops eating, won’t return to school and her parents become more and more desperate.

Eventually, after consulting all their options, her parents use their last resort – a singing robot.

Robot Song will play at the Ararat Town Hall on Monday May 27 at 11am, and is open to school groups only.

Tickets are $12 per student. For more information and to book, visit HERE or phone the Ararat Town Hall Box Office on 5355 0900.