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White

Published: Tue 13 Dec 2011 04:20 PM
CHILDREN’S THEATRE: UK
“White is an utter delight no matter what your age.” The Times (UK)
Playful, highly visual and charming, White is the latest production from award-winning Scottish company Catherine Wheels, specialists in innovative theatre for children and young people.
Especially designed for the very young, White invites the audience to enter a dazzling all-white landscape. In a clearing in the woods, Cotton and Wrinkle work hard to keep everything pristine. But colour keeps appearing. At first, they try to stop it but slowly and surely the stage is flooded with colour.
One of the themes is a gentle metaphor for inclusion and acceptance of difference. “Cotton and Wrinkle are discombobulated by the arrival of glowing pinks and oranges, but soon embrace the pleasure of variety. This is a beautifully acted and neatly thought-out show, as cleverly executed as a conjuring trick – and a reminder why this Scottish company is an innovator in children’s theatre,” wrote The Guardian.
Catherine Wheels brought the critically acclaimed Lifeboat to the 2002 New Zealand Festival of the Arts. The Dominion Post called that production “a stimulating and imaginative introduction to the theatre for today’s young’’. Formed in 1999, the company has won numerous awards for its innovative productions and regularly tours internationally.
White promises to be a delightful first theatre experience for the very young – and one that their caregivers will also enjoy.
White is at Capital E from 7 to 9 March for the 2012 New Zealand International Arts Festival, Wellington, 24 February – 18 March. GA adult tickets $25, GA child tickets $15 available from Ticketek.
AGE RECOMMENDATION: 2-5
ENDS
With support from Creative Scotland
For Kids is supported by Wellington Community Trust

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