Catherine Wheels presents


Created by Andy Manley

Welcome to the beautifully strange world of White. Full of birdsong and birdhouses, it gleams and dazzles and shines in the night. Two friends look after the birds and make sure the eggs stay safe. We watch, we help. The world is bright, ordered and white.

But high up in the trees, something’s different – everything isn’t white. Colour appears. First red… then yellow… then blue…

Presented by Catherine Wheels, White is a playful, highly visual show for very young children and is a perfect first time theatre experience.

★★★★★ “Under Gill Robertson’s expert direction, Callum Douglas and Sean Hay play Cotton and Wrinkle with charm, precision and delicacy, and make us laugh a lot… Catch it if you can.” – Northern Soul

“A curious combination of Samuel Beckett and Teletubbies for the under-5s…  If you’re in town without children and believe it isn’t fair that the kids get some of the best theatre in Manchester this Christmas, it’s well worth popping in for an hour.” – British Theatre Guide

“A lovely child-friendly age-appropriate production which is a most welcome addition to the HOME arsenal this festive season… Delightful and intelligent.” – Reviewer Number 9

“An utter delight no matter what your age.” – The Times

“A beautifully acted and neatly thought-out show… As cleverly executed as a conjuring trick.” – The Guardian

“Charming… A whirligig of a show… A masterclass in kids’ theatre and 40 minutes of fun.” – The Journal (Newcastle)

★★★★★ “There is a magical sense of discovery to White… This is the show to take them to this Christmas.” All Edinburgh Theatre

★★★★★ “A charming introduction to theatre for the little ones or adults alike.” – The Wee Review

“The idea is perfectly pitched, simple, clear, witty and gorgeous to look at.” – The Scotsman

“To all at WHITE – one of the great experiences of a lifetime. Thank you for great memories and the best 40 mins of my life. Best of luck and much appreciated.” – Sarah Jessica Parker

Our family programme is supported by:

  • Recommended age 2-4 year olds
  • Running time 40 mins (no interval)

For any further information about this show’s content, please get in touch with the Box Office.

  • Adult tickets £9.00
  • Child tickets £7.00
  • With BIG Family Card £1 discount on all tickets
  • BSL Interpreted and Relaxed performance, Thu 13 Dec, 10:30. BSL Interpretation provided by Sarah Glendenning, Alexander Communications.
  • Access Workshop, Thu 13 Dec, 11:45 -13:15