Robot enters, stage right: British play Spillikin uses ‘robothespian’ to explore tale of love, technology

Featuring a ‘robothespian’, the British play Spillikin brings love and technology together for a story about an engineer who builds a robot to keep his wife company after he dies. Cornwall-based Pipeline Theatre, which has worked with robotics company Engineered Arts for the project, is touring across England. Pipeline

When Judy Norman walks on stage for the play Spillikin, she performs beside a somewhat different cast member — a humanoid robot.


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