Trinket The Robot & Puppetry Workshops

A little Robot who longs to become "real" - but is he ready for what it means to be alive?

The story is of an inventor, Dr Doovalacky, who, with the help of his assistant, a green caterpillar named Mr Wigglyjig, sets out to build a robot with the ability to have feelings like a “real” human. The audience helps him to learn about the world, but quickly it becomes more complicated. Dr Doovalacky finds himself losing control of his own creation. Trinket learns that to become human is to not only feel wonder and joy, but also to feel other emotions like anger, fear and the sadness of saying goodbye to someone when you are not ready to. Having feelings is not easy and to be alive means making difficult choices. Trinket the Robot is an interactive solo puppet show, based on the tale of Pinocchio, which explores emotions and offers strategies to children to help understand different feelings.

Ages: ALL
Duration: 50 mins
Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

Mooroolbark Community Centre
Wed 23 JAN
2PM - This performance has been cancelled

$12 Full



The aim of this workshop is to explore the artform of shadow puppetry. It will introduce children to an expressive hands-on story-telling medium that is highly accessible to young.

In this workshop students are led through the process of imagining and designing their own unique puppet characters. Then they are guided through the steps of realising their designs, cutting and crafting their own individual puppets. After that, students work together in small groups to write their own shows. With an experienced shadow puppeteer revealing a few tricks of the trade, they then have the opportunity to perform their shows to the group on the portable shadow puppet screen.

Jenny Ellis has been a puppeteer for over 15 years. Be sure to catch her performance of Trinket the Robot at Mooroolbark Community Centre on Wednesday 23rd Jan 2019, 11AM.


Mooroolbark Community Centre
Mon 21 JAN

Workshop 1 – 11AM
For ages 4 – 6, Duration 90min
Children 6 and under need to be accompanied by a guardian
$12 Full

Workshop 2 – 2PM
For ages 7 – 12, Duration 90min
$12 FULL


Workshop and Performance, $20
Attend a shadow puppetry workshop on Mon 21 Jan and a performance of Trinket the Robot on Wed 23 Jan for a discounted price.

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Mooroolbark Community Centre
125 Brice Avenue, Mooroolbark
1300 368 333
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Perfomrance $12 | Workshop $12 | Workshop & Performance $20

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