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Eddie & the Slumber Sisters
Catherine Wheels Theatre Company & National Theatre of Scotland
8-13 yrs

Curriculum for Excellence Resources

Emotions are sometimes difficult to express. This production uses song and humour to gently explore a child’s experience of grief. The pupils’ responses can go on to be explored within Health and Well Being.

Opportunities for learning and curriculum links

Health and Well Being Principles and Practice: learning through Health and Well Being enables children and young people to make informed decisions in order to improve their mental, environmental, social and physical wellbeing.

Health and Well Being: I am aware of and able to express my feelings and am developing my ability to talk about them.

HWB 1-01a / HWB 2-01a

Class Stage
Curriculum Links
Health and Wellbeing
Southside Community Centre
Cushion, chair and bench seating
Southside Community Centre
117 Nicolson St, Edinburgh, EH8 9ER
  • Wednesday 30 May 10:30
  • Wednesday 30 May 13:30
  • Thursday 31 May 10:30
  • Thursday 31 May 13:30
  • Friday 1 June* 10:00
  • Friday 1 June 19:00
  • Saturday 2 June 11:00
  • Saturday 2 June 14:00
  • Sunday 3 June 11:00
  • *Relaxed performance aimed at audience members who would benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment, including people with an autistic spectrum, sensory or communication disorder.

Duration: 70 minutes

Meet 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 remedies, they arrive to create dreams that will help us through difficult times.

Eddie soon catches their attention. She 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. As Eddie’s grief comes out in force at night, the Slumber Sisters decide it’s time to intervene.

An interactive show from award-winning Catherine Wheels Theatre Company that explores grieving through the eyes of a child with warm-heart, songs and humour.

“Engaging, imaginative and transformative. . . One of the most internationally successful theatre practitioners in Scotland.” Scotland on Sunday

Supported by Creative Scotland and The Brunton Theatre.

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