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Puppet Show – Trinket the Robot (Gugan/Buru)


Welcome to the Inventor’s Convention! Why do we need inventions? Inventions are there to solve problems, and Dr Doovalcky has plenty of those. His laboratory assistant, a green caterpillar named Gizmo, is always causing trouble. The duo present some of their less successful inventions, but what is Dr Doovalacky’s real pickle? Above all, what he needs, is a friend. Together, he and Gizmo have set out to build a robot to be his friend. But this will be no ordinary Robot. They have created a special component that will give Trinket the ability to have feelings like a “real” human. Each colour of the special component will trigger a different emotion.

But it could be dangerous. It’s never been done before. It could cause Trinket’s circuits to overload. The experiment works, and so the audience needs to help Trinket learn about the world of feelings. They help him to overcome his shyness, but quickly it becomes complicated. Dr Doovalacky finds himself losing control of his own creation. Trinket finds out 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.

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Date: 15/06/2023
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