Minibugs and Microchips
1998 (Young People)


"In this delightful show for those four and older, a magic red hat inspires its wearers to speak in poetic riffs. Priest provides some nonsense verse for the very young and some sly political satire for their parents, but his unobtrusive theme is the power of the imagination for those of any age. NNNN"

- John Kaplan, Now Magazine

"Bright boisterous and ebullient, Minibugs and Microchips celebrates the child and the imagination in all of us. Based on Robert Priest's delightful poetry for youngsters - some of it nonsense verse animated by its own sounds, some of it laced with a sly touched of global and local politics - the musical piece dances with energy."

- Jon Kaplan, Now Magazine

"A show that tells you poetry is okay and that there are no limits to youthful imagination, even if a robot teacher believes there is…. A close listen reveals, however that many of Priest's lyrics are not silly at all - the 'kids' explore their minds and language to good effect in the service of his witty commentary on life…. A delightful fantasy."

- Geoff Chapman, The Toronto Star