Sparky the Robot

by Half Human Theatre

A genuine robot with no human parts and tons of personality. At two metres tall, he talks, dances, plays music, squirts water and causes a sensation wherever he goes. Sparky is fully illuminated at night and is made from a fascinating array of recycled materials.

Sparky is made of... a  plant pot, boat navigation rudder, sandpit cover, fruit dish, microphone stand, welding mask, tricycle mudguards, CDs, guttering pipes, plant sprayer, bicycle wheel, funnel, a hoover, electric window motors, electric wheelchair motors and bass drum tension rods. Set on a recycled wheelchair base, he is controlled with a state-of-the-art digital remote control system, illuminated by a range of LED lights and decorated in silver, gold and blue.

Sparky is just right for environmental or futuristically themed events and is also popular at Christmas as he is the ultimate giant version of our favourite toy. His sparkling blue and gold décor is fully illuminated with hundreds of twinkling lights making him especially suitable for evening performances. He loves parades and can cover a considerable distance if required.

Magical and astonishing visual interaction, this mobile installation engages all children and presents a puzzle for adults. Why? Who? And how does he work?

 

Performance Styles

  • Walkabouts
  • Puppetry
  • Installations
  • Illuminated
  • Christmas

Act Info

  • Excellent for Environmental Events
  • Suitable for Science Festivals
  • Non Verbal Performance
  • Perfect for Parades

‘Just a quick note to thank you very much for supplying "Sparky" at the roadshow last Saturday. He was extremely popular with our visitors and a great success. Please pass on our praise to Matthew for his very entertaining act.’

— Madeleine Weatherley, Mobility Roadshow

‘We had a great turn out of about 900 people and everyone really enjoyed the event and especially Sparky - he stole the show’

— Emily Malcolm, Rochford District Council