Blending music, magic, and imagination, Eddie and the Slumber Sisters is a whimsical, heart-warming fable which explores the realities of grief 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’re ready to lead Eddie safely through the night and use her dreams to nurse her as she comes to terms with losing someone she really loves.
Created and Directed by Gill Robertson, written by Anita Vettesse, designed by Karen Tennent, music composed by Danny Krass, lighting designed by Lizzie Powell.
Cast: Chiara Sparkes (Eddie) and Natalie Arle-Toyne, India Shaw-Smith and Colette Dalal Tchantcho (the Slumber Sisters).
Produced with the National Theatre of Scotland.
Touring Scotland from April to June 2018 – full tour to be announced!
More details on the Eddie and the Slumber Sisters page