Eddie & the Slumber Sisters at Clarkston Hall

The Slumber Sisters come to Clarkston Hall in May. Photo: Christopher Bowen.
The Slumber Sisters come to Clarkston Hall in May. Photo: Christopher Bowen.

The National Theatre of Scotland is teaming up with the award-winning Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, 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 take to the stage at Clarkston Hall in May.

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.

Eddie & the Slumber Sisters is recommended for all dreamers aged 8 and over.

Catch it at Clarkston Hall on May 23. For tickets, visit www.ercultureandleisure.org/clarkstonhall

Join the conversation: #Slumbersisters