by David Johnston and Geoffrey Bullen


Age Advice: 5 - 8

Nuts is a play on the themes of work and technology, written for Theatre Centre by Geoffrey Bullen and David Johnston in 1980. It was toured by Theatre Centre to audiences of 5-8 year olds.

It is the year 2080 AD and a young girl Sam smith and her servant-robot, Loudspeaker, travel to the factory where she works. Sam works with two robot workers, known as the Nuts, aggressive Nut R and Nut E2, who is friendly and easy going. It is a normal day at work, Sam is told off by the controllers for playing with the robots instead of working. The day goes on happily until the Nuts begin to break down. Sam and her friends try to prevent this but are unable to stop the process. The Nuts and the rest of the factory are going crazy. So Sam decides to search for the power source which controls the whole factory, in order to bring some sanity back to the situation.


Loudspeaker: Barbara Horne
Sam Smith: Siabhra Woods
Nut R: Peter Stanley
Nut E2: Michael Rodden

Creative Team

Director: Roger Watkins
Designer: Amanda Wilson

The information on this page has been gathered from archive materials and is incomplete. Do you have more information about this play, or were you involved in its production? Let us know by leaving a comment below or contacting us.

A copy of the script is held in Theatre Centre’s archive.

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