Sweet Dreams by Mike Kenny

16th May 2020 to 21st Jun 2020

Available to tour from 16th May to 21st June 2020

tutti frutti presents a one hour show for all sleepyheads aged 3+ and their families. Perfect for weekend, half term and twilight family shows or for school performances.

Leave the ordinary behind and step into a place of wonder; snuggle down in a place of still, silent sleepy slumber, a place just for you…..


When I go to bed at night,

I tuck myself in very tight,

Dream catchers and stars sparkle bright,

Fears and worries now out of sight,

Soon my sweet dreams dance in the cool moonlight.


Sweet Dreams is a new play about the wonders and benefits of sleep. If you can’t sleep, won’t sleep or love sleep there is something in this show for you.  With sublime  music and beautiful design, tutti frutti invites you to their new show made of dreams.

Working with partners; The Children’s Sleep Charity and Sheffield Children’s NHS Trust this magical new show is underpinned with research about sleep behaviours in children and families. Funded by the Wellcome Trust.

To book

For fees and to discuss availability, please contact tutti frutti on 0113 388 0027 or sophie@tutti-frutti.org.uk.

For more details about working with us please see our Venues or Schools sections.

Creative Team

Catherine Chapman

Catherine Chapman

Catherine is a theatre designer and loves her role of creating magical places for stories to be told. Catherine was born in North Yorkshire and often returns to the area to work at York Theatre Royal and Stephen Joseph Theatre. She enjoys working on plays for children recently working on Wind in the Willows at York Theatre Royal. Catherine has previously worked with Tutti Frutti on The Girl Who Lost Her Smile and Hare and Tortoise. She also loves knitting, Coco Chanel and rabbits.
Christella Litras

Christella Litras

Christella Litras is a songwriter, musicians, composer, vocal arranger, record produce, creative support officer-(Leeds Playhouse) and founding member of Caution Collective. Christella has a strong interest in World music, is heavily interested in Caribbean music and is known for her collaborations and tours with World Musicians, such as Ella Andall and Motown legends, such as Martha Reeves. She assisted in the production of Rob Green’s album Blue which was 3rd in the ITunes RnB Charts. Recently she was comissioned to compose the musical score for Windrush: Movement of the People by Phoenix Dance Theatre, which celebrated the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush and the Caribbean residents that traveled to the UK. A protégée of Geraldine Connor she is heavily involved in the Geraldine Connor foundation contributing to many successful projects.
Mike Kenny

Mike Kenny

Mike Kenny is one of England’s leading writers specialising in young people’s theatre. He was included in the Independent on Sunday’s list of Top Ten Living Playwrights and his plays are performed regularly throughout the UK and all over the world. His Olivier Award-winning adaptation of THE RAILWAY CHILDREN for York Theatre Royal, has had several successful revivals at Waterloo and Kings Cross stations, as well as at the National Railway Museum. In Canada it won the People’s Choice Award following its record-breaking run in Toronto. Mike won the 2015 Writers Guild Award for Best Play for Younger Audiences with THREE WISE MONKEYS and the DeutscherKindertheaterpreis in 2012 with ELECTRIC DARKNESS. In July 2013, Mike was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Nottingham for his work in theatre for young people.

Mike’s recent productions include Batley Variations, a community opera for Batley, and Random Selfies for Ovalhouse, London (Nominated for an Off West End Award) His play The Vulture Song was a co production between Blah Blah Blah in Leeds and Yellowcat, in Delhi. Last Year he wrote This is Not For You, working with Graeae and Forces Veterans on a large outdoor piece inspired by the disabled of the First World War. This was a 14-18-Now commission.

Sandrine Monin

Sandrine Monin

After graduating from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Danse de Lyon (France), Sandrine pursued her studies in Germany as part of the European programme D.A.N.C.E and graduated from Palucca Hochschule Dresden with a Masters Degree.

As professional dancer, she worked with varied choreographers and performed for renowned companies (Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Phoenix Dance Theatre) around Europe and the UK.

In parallel of her performing career, she has developed her own choreographic work, creating works on companies, youth groups and music video as well as teaching classes and workshops. She is now based in Leeds, working as a freelance dance artist and choreographer.

Wendy Harris

Wendy Harris

Artistic Director

I have held the position of Artistic Director at tutti frutti since 2005 and have directed all but one production in partnership with York Theatre Royal, touring nationally and internationally and co-producing the Little Feet Festival of Children’s Theatre and the First Words writers’ development programme

Before working with tutti frutti I was Artistic Director of Red Ladder Theatre Company, and previous to this; Merseyside Young People’s Theatre Company in Liverpool. Over the years as a freelance director work has included; Everyman Theatre Liverpool, Crucible Theatre Sheffield, Hope Street Ltd, Oxford Stage Company, Unity Theatre Liverpool, European Stage Company, Theatre Royal Stratford East, and Contact Theatre Manchester. I currently live in Leeds with my partner Mark and two sons Louie and Eliot.