Show combines theatre with digital technology
Clarence St Theatre in Hamilton will be presenting stage show Ann Droid — The Adventures of Robot Girl during the school holidays.
The show combines theatre with the newest digital technologies — projection, a smart LED costume, a robot ball and a drone in a fascinating story for all ages.
The show is written by Hungarian couple Katalin Lengyel and Szabolcs Toth-zs, who have backgrounds in dance and new media design.
Like a Pinocchio of the 21st century, Ann — the robot girl, has a goal to become human.
During her journey on the ground, in the air and under water she has to face many challenges that help her discover the most important virtues in life.
With references to gaming, Ann levels up at each stage of her adventure, eventually culminating in her unveiling as a real child and providing her inventor with a second-chance at fatherhood.
Before the eyes of the audience the drawn animation comes to life where performers move together with the projected visuals, creating a 3D movie experience.
One reviewer had this to say about the show:
“The crescendo is blindingly well-executed and unforgettable.
“Ann-droid is a definite mustsee — you won’t be disappointed.”
■ Ann Droid — The Wonderful Adventures of Robot Girl:
Two shows only, on Monday and Tuesday, October 8 and 9. Tickets are from $16.50.