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Q&A with Gill Robertson from Emma & Gill

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Emma & Gill is a new co-production between Catherine Wheels and Lung Ha Theatre Company that 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.

We asked Gill some questions about herself and the show, and here's what she had to say...

My first memory is…

Being at a Christmas party and sitting Santa’s knee.

My first memory of school is…

Playing in the playground and trying to kiss boys.

When growing up I always wanted to be…

An actress!

The happiest I’ve ever been is…

When my babies were born, and I loved India.

The saddest I’ve ever been is…

When my mum died.

The best way to learn is…

You just have to do it.

If I could live anywhere in the world, I’d live…

The Isle of Coll or Barcelona or Calcutta or in a little hut looking onto the Grand Canyon.

My desert island music is…

Say a little prayer for you.

What I love about myself is…

I am an idiot

The trait I deplore most in people is…

Selfishness

The person I admire most is…

Emma!

Normal is…

Whatever is normal for you!

Shows like Emma and Gill are important because…

They allow you to learn about how other people inhabit the world and its FUN!

 

Emma & Gill is touring to mainstream and special schools in Edinburgh and the Lothians, 18 February – 10 March 2019. To book your school please email Anna Derricourt on anna@catherinewheels.co.uk / 0131 653 5255.