• A short film of the Incredible Tale of Robot Boy

    In an extraordinary high-tech laboratory, a team of the world’s top scientists is attempting the impossible. Their mission is to create a robot with a real brain, pushing 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 he is there to help them, but sometimes he longs to explore beyond this world. Just as we all yearn to visit unique and extraordinary places, for Robot Boy the most phenomenal place of all is inside his own imagination.

    This 36-minute silent film, adapted from footage of the 2019 Theatre-Rites and Schauspielhaus Bochum stage production, takes us on a journey of curiosity and wonder – a poetic story about humanity, responsibility and life.

    And if you stay around after the show, you can catch a short clip that the Theatre-Rites has prepared about making a brain! You will be guided step-by-step using plasticine to make a human brain. All you need is six colours of plasticine and a few small objects!

    Online broadcast
    Suitable For
    Parents with kids aged 8 or above
    A silent film with Chinese & English subtitles
    Date & Time
    28.03 Sun 16.45 - 17.30    
    10.04 Sat 16.45 - 17.30
    11.04 Sun 16.45 - 17.30
    Pre-watch Guide
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     •  Plasticine with six different colours
     •  A few small objects
    Stage production Credits
    Director: Sue Buckmaster
    Writer: Jimmy Osborne with Sue Buckmaster
    Set and Costume Designer: Joanna Scotcher
    Composer: Jessica Dannheisser
    Video Designer: Dick Straker
    Lighting Designer: Wolfgang Macher
    Associate Director: Charlotte Dubery
    Robot Boy Makers: Stitches and Glue
    Video editor: Gavin Wood
    • The film lasts for about 40mins.
    • Audiences are required to register through Croucher Science Week Go Virtual website to access the video.
    • Registration will be available on 4 March 2021 at 12noon.