The Incredible Tale of Robot Boy

In an extraordinary high-tech laboratory, a team of the world's top scientists are attempting the impossible... to create a robot with a real brain! They succeed and Robot Boy is born!

The Incredible Tale of Robot Boy

About The Incredible Tale of Robot Boy

Age 8+

The Incredible Tale of Robot Boy was created in 2019 as a co-production between Theatre-Rites and Schauspielhaus Bochum in Germany. This short film was created from footage of that original stage production.

In the most extraordinary high-tech laboratory, a team of the world’s top scientists are attempting the impossible. Their mission is to create a robot with a real brain. Their aim is to push the boundaries of scientific discovery.  

They succeed and Robot Boy is born. 

His world is the playground of the laboratory; it is where he belongs. Robot Boy knows the scientists have an important job to do and that he is there to help them, but sometimes he longs to explore beyond this world. We all yearn to visit unique and extraordinary places and for Robot Boy, the most phenomenal place of all is inside his own imagination.

A poetic story about humanity, responsibility and life with dazzling puppetry, interactive film and performance. The Incredible Tale of Robot Boy takes the audience on a journey full of curiosity and wonder.

This new production has been developed out of Theatre-Rites’ Animating the Brain project, which was initially funded by Wellcome Trust.  

Theatre-Rites is one of the UK’s leading theatre companies, known for their puppetry and object manipulation work and for creating innovative theatre for children and adults. The company’s mission is to feed the imaginations of young people, giving them a memorable and magical experience by producing pioneering and thought-provoking theatre. Formed in 1995, Theatre-Rites has established an outstanding reputation for excellence and innovation. The quality of the work has attracted many high–profile commissioners including Sadler’s Wells, The Barbican, Young Vic, British Library, Ruhrtriennale Festival, Theater der Welt and Salzburg Festival.

All events are online, run in partnership with venues across Scotland and available to audiences based anywhere. Technical details of how to watch may vary show to show, please check directly with the venue that you book your ticket from.

The Brunton
Sat. 10 April, 11.30am & 2pm

Dundee Rep
Thu. 15 April, 11am

Dundee Rep
Sat. 17 April, 2pm

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