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Poster design Martha Hegarty

HUMANS: a robot musical

Humans: A Robot Musical returned to Graffiti Theatre in November before embarking on a national tour.

The seventh best musical robot group in the world is making a new musical, to be performed to all robots everywhere and it’s going to completely explain what humans are – in song. Everything will be fine,
they just need some clear answers. That rhyme. Meanwhile 10-year old Jennifer Dempsey – MASSIVE robot fan – is on a mission of her own, one that might just change the course of robot- human relations forever!

This big-hearted – and funny! –story about loss, friendship and hope features three humanoid robots, one quite robotic human and beautiful original songs throughout.


7 OCT Graffiti Theatre, Cork
11 OCT Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
17 OCT Siamsa Tire, Tralee
19 OCT Visual, Carlow
25 OCT Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
26–27 OCT Theatre Royal, Waterford
30 OCT Áras Éanna, Inis Oirr

Written by John McCarthy
Song Lyrics/Book by John McCarthy
Song Composition by John McCarthy and Katie Holly
Cast Jennifer Barry, Bob Kelly, Úna Ní Bhriain,
Darragh Shannon [Madi O’Carroll
Directed by Niall Cleary
Set & Lighting Designer Sarah Jane Shiels
Sound Design & Musical Director Carl Kennedy
Assistant Musical Director Emily Donoghue
Costume Designer Jenny Whyte
Stage Technicians Arran MacGabhann and Seamus Hegarty

Stage Manager Michael Ryan
Production Manager Ian Brown
Producers The Everyman & Graffiti Made possible by funding from the RTÉ Toy Show fund managed by the Community Foundation of Ireland, the Arts Council and Cork City Council Arts Office

Readthrough at Fitzgibbon Theatre, Graffiti, with cast, crew and creative team of HUMANS:a robot musical seated round two long tables, centred on a guitar player, Emily Donoghue and the director, Niall Cleary

Readthrough at Fitzgibbon Theatre, Graffiti in September 2023. Photo Ze Bateira

Jennifer Barry as Probeshot, Una Ni Bhrian as Jennifer
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Madi, Una, Bob & Jennifer
Jennifer Barry, Una Ni Bhriain and Madi Carrol
Jennifer Barry and Una Ni Bhriain
Bob Kelly as Rowboat
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