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Emma & Gill

Touring Edinburgh schools in February and March 2019! 

Emma and Gill are grown up now but they want to tell you about when they were little.

Emma was shy
Gill was loud

Emma didn’t speak or put her hand up in class
Gill was told to stop talking

Emma’s best friend was her support teacher
Gill didn’t need a best friend, everyone was her friend

Gill loved going to school
It wasn’t quite so easy for Emma

 

We are extremely excited to announce our collaboration with Catherine Wheels Company Theatre on an exciting new show touring to schools next year, Emma & Gill.  The show explores the lives of two young girls and their different experiences of school and family life. It questions what is ‘normal’ and why being different is to be celebrated.
The show features Emma McCaffrey who has performed with Lung Ha Theatre Company since 2013 and was diagnosed with autism when she was 11, and Gill Robertson the artistic director of Catherine Wheels. The show will be directed by Lung Ha Theatre Company’s artistic director, Maria Oller, and with design by Karen Tennent and sound design by Danny Krass.

Catherine Wheels creates work for children and young people and this marks the first time Lung Ha works with the Company as well as the first time Lung Ha Theatre Company has created a show for schools.

Emma & Gill will tour to P1-P3s in mainstream and special schools across Edinburgh and the Lothians from 18 February to 8 March 2019. The show is part of the Theatre in Schools Scotland 2019 programme, a new initiative, to support and develop the provision of theatre and dance in Scotland’s schools.

Touring into mainstream and special schools in Edinburgh and the Lothians, to book your school please contact Anna Derricourt on anna@catherinewheels.co.uk / 0131 653 5255.

Follow @LungHasTheatre and @CWheelsTheatre for updates!