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This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing

By: Finegan Kruckemeyer

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This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing

By: Finegan Kruckemeyer

Directed by: Jemima Levick

Co-produced by: Imaginate

Funded by The Scottish Government’s Festivals Expo Fund

With support from Macrobert Arts Centre

On a dark and cold night, triplet sisters are abandoned in a forest by their father and three resolutions are made. The first sister walks in one direction to find purpose, the second walks the opposite way to find adventure and the third stays right where she is, believing her life should be built from this spot.

Over many years having grown forests, baked cakes, saved villages, sang songs, crossed oceans, fought Vikings and built homes… the sisters, now women, meet back in the forest where it all started.

The tenacious trio at the heart of this contemporary fairytale inspire audiences with their determination, faith in one another and in themselves. Directed by Jemima Levick, Artistic Director of Stellar Quines, this is a story that will empower and encourage us to create our own journeys and follow our dreams.

"Jemima Levick revives this tale about three sisters coming of age with wit and charm"

by The Guardian

"dynamic direction, a fascinating set, a specially composed score and four passionate performances"

by The List

"Vivid, funny, mischievous, heart-warming"

by The Herald


  • KIm Allan


  • Rehanna MacDonald


  • Ewan Somers


  • Betty Valencia


Creative Team

  • Finegan Kruckemeyer


  • Jemima Levick


  • Jean Chan

    Set Design

  • Katherine Williams

    Lighting Design

  • Novasound

    Sound Design

  • EJ Boyle

    Movement Director

About The Show

Prolific playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer’s play has been staged in many countries and languages and has been adapted into a book.

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

Imaginate is the national organisation in Scotland, which promotes, develops and celebrates theatre and dance for children and young people. Imaginate wants more children in Scotland to experience work that is deeply engaging, innovative and inspiring.

The organisation supports artists with a year-round programme of creative development, including events, training, residencies, mentoring and special projects.

Imaginate also produces the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival which showcases the best of children’s theatre and dance from around the world and is recognised as one of the best places for international programmers to see work of the very highest standard.

A girl stands and looks shocked. She is wearing a yellow anorak, red bobble hand, blue jeans and brown boots stands on a colourful stage
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Three women hugging dressed in yellow raincoats and red bobble hats on a dimly lit stage.
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