Humans: A Robot Musical returns to rock your world!

Sep 15, 2023

The seventh best robot musical group in the world – well, they were fifth, but it went to their heads – are making a NEW musical. It’s going to be performed to robots everywhere and it’s going to explain what Humans are. Everything will be fine; they just need some answers. 

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 is a big-hearted – and funny! – story about loss, friendship and hope featuring three humanoid robots, one quite robotic human and a bunch of catchy original songs. 

Brought to you by playwright John McCarthy and Graffiti Theatre Company, who have been providing theatre for young audiences in Cork for almost 40 years. Produced in collaboration with The Everyman. 

Suitable for children 8+ and their adults. 

Funded by Arts Council of Ireland Touring of Work Scheme. Made possible by funding from RTÉ Toy Show Appeal managed by Community Foundation Ireland, the Arts Council & Cork City Arts Office. 

Humans: A Robot Musical Written by John McCarthy
Marcin Lewandowski | ©


Performances for schools will take place from Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 October. For further information and school booking enquiries, contact Graffiti Theatre Company: or 021 439 7111.


Public performances will take place @ 11am & 2pm on SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER in GRAFFITI THEATRE, BLACKPOOL, CORK CITY.

Book here (via The Everyman website) or contact their Box Office.

T: +353 (0)21 450 1673
GROUP BOOKINGS: +353 (0)21 450 1780 

Humans: A Robot Musical Written by John McCarthy
Marcin Lewandowski | ©


“It was very funny. It was also sad. We loved the song Friendship Vacancy. We liked the dancing, the shaking their booty part and the girl trying to do the floss and the farting”

– Sarah, aged 10 


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 Oírr Island



Jennifer Barry, Úna Ní Bhriain, Darragh Shannon and Bob Kelly 


Written by John McCarthy
Song Lyrics / Book by John McCarthy
Song Composition by Katie Holly and John McCarthy
Directed by Niall Cleary
Set and Lighting Designer Sarah Jane Shiels
Sound Design and Musical Director Carl Kennedy
Assistant Musical Director Emily Donoghue
Costume Designer Jenny Whyte 


Stage Manager Michael Ryan
Production Manager Ian Brown
Producers Graffiti & The Everyman