4 Stars for This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing

The Scottish tour of our current production (part of the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival on-tour programme) the UK premiere of children’s show This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing is well under way and the show has received some wonderful reviews!

“Jemima Levick revives this tale about three sisters coming of age with wit and charm”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Guardian

“told with passion and delight”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Scotsman

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing is a contemporary take on the Hansel and Gretel fairytale, and follows the story of triplet sisters abandoned in the forest by their father after the death of their beloved mother. Rather than be defeated, three resolutions are made – one goes to find purpose, another to find adventure and the third stays right where she is. Many years later, having circumnavigated the globe, grown forests, baked cakes, saved villages, sung songs, crossed oceans, fought Vikings and built homes… the sisters, now women, meet back in the forest where it all started.

Prolific Australian playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer’s award-winning play has been staged in many countries and languages, as well as being adapted into a book, but this will be its UK premiere.

Watch Jemima Levick talk about why she wanted to direct this contemporary feminist fairytale

Co-produced by Imaginate and Stellar Quines, and funded through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.

Upcoming shows

22nd May SEALL, Isle of Skye
23rd May Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
24th & 25th May, Old Well Theatre, Moffat
28th May – 1st June Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

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Image: Jane Hobson