National Theatre Of Scotland And Catherine Wheels Take EDDIE AND THE SLUMBER SISTERS On Tour

National Theatre Of Scotland And Catherine Wheels Take EDDIE AND THE SLUMBER SISTERS On TourThe National Theatre of Scotland is teaming up with the award-winning Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, one of Scotland's leading producers of children's theatre, to present a new immersive, theatre show with music, for children and families. Eddie and the Slumber Sisters is created and directed by Catherine Wheels' Artistic Director Gill Robertson and will tour across Scotland in April and May 2018, including presentations at the Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival and the Edinburgh International Children's Festival.

Blending music, magic, and imagination, Eddie and the Slumber Sisters is a heart-warming fable which explores the realities of grieving through the eyes of a child. Eddie might be quiet and reserved by day, but at night her dreams are increasingly wild, chaotic and sometimes terrifying. It's been like this ever since her gran died; and Eddie's gran was a one-off; bright, exuberant and silly, but most importantly she was Eddie's best pal, the one person she could really talk to about everything.

Enter the Slumber Sisters: an all-singing trio whose job it is to monitor our dreams and ensure that our night-time wanderings remain healthy and safe. Armed with an infinite supply of imaginative remedies, they arrive to create dreams that will help Eddie through these difficult times. Director Gill Robertson's previous work with the National Theatre of Scotland include HOME East Lothian, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Martha, which toured schools as part of the inaugural Theatre in Schools Scotland project in 2016.

Catherine Wheels' current productions include the globe-trotting White, which continues to tour across Europe, and How to Fix a Broken Wing (by Peter Collins) currently touring Scottish Primary Schools, in Spring 2018, as part of Theatre in Schools Scotland.

Eddie & the Slumber Sisters is recommended for all dreamers aged 8 and over. There will be a relaxed performance of the show at the Edinburgh International Children's Festival, 10.30am on Fri 1 June.

As part of the National Theatre of Scotland's commitment to engaging with young audiences, the Company is piloting a new membership scheme for 14-24 year olds in 2018. The Futureproof Passport will give young people access to £5 tickets to selected performances across National Theatre of Scotland's 2018 season. £5 tickets will be available across all dates for Eddie and the Slumber Sisters, subject to availability. For information on the Futureproof Passport scheme visit

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Touring to The Brunton, Musselburgh (27 to 28 April); The Corn Exchange, Haddington (02 to 03 May); Galashiels Volunteer Hall, Galashiels (05 May); Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon (09 May); Raasay Community Hall, Kyle (12 May); Macphail Centre, Ullapool (14 May); Mareel, Lerwick (18 May); Clarkston Hall, Clarkston (23 May); Dalbeattie Town Hall, Dalbeattie (27 May); Southside Community Centre, Edinburgh International Children's Festival (30 May to 03 June)

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National Theatre Of Scotland And Catherine Wheels Take EDDIE AND THE SLUMBER SISTERS On Tour

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