White has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award in New York. It is nominated for Unique Theatrical Experience. We are all thrilled. The New Victory where we played White have also been given a special award: "For providing enchanting, sophisticated children's theater that appeals to the child in all of us, and for nurturing a love of theater in young people." So we are thrilled for them too. The awards are on the 3rd of June.
Got this lovely card through to the office the other day form the Davies family in Dundee - thanks very much for that.
White has won Best Show for Children and Young People at the Theatre Awards UK last night.
White has been described as "an elegant little romp" and having "a slightly subversive edge" by the New York Press
White won 3 awards at the CATS on sunday. Shona and Craig won Best Design and the show won Best Technical Production and also Best Show for Children and Young People. What a great result.
Shona Reppe (set and costumes) and Craig Fleming (lighting), White, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company
"GREAT theatre design does not just illuminate its text, it adds to it. Shona Reppe's design and costumes for Catherine Wheel's White went one step further again. She created a white world of such invention that it could have existed on its own. But then you would have missed each intricate new detail as the show developed, the discoveries in each birdbox, the hilarity of using a toilet pedestal mat as an apron. Lighting white can be hell and Craig Fleming's simple design ensured that the lighting waxed and waned with the passing of the day, Reppe's birdhouses lit up from the inside and a mirror-ball moon threw slivers of reflected light across the scene."
Thom Dibdin (Edinburgh Evening News/The Stage)
BEST TECHNICAL PRESENTATION, sponsored by Northern Light:
White, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company
"WHITE'S technical artistry was not only a marvel to watch but was integral to the overall success of the production. From its sleight-of-hand tricks to its moving conclusion of seamlessly turning a white set into a massive celebration of colour, White’s technical execution not only proved that small effects can have a large impact but that excellence in technical presentation is as important to the success of a production as any other component."
Michael Cox (onstagescotland.co.uk
BEST PRODUCTION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE:
White, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company
"GOOD theatre is good theatre – whatever age group it’s intended for. White captivated pre-school tots with its ravishing transformation of an all-white world into a rainbow landscape. And if adults read the arrival of colour as a profound reflection on social values – well they too were totally smitten by the magical beauty of this show. How did they do it? It still remains a mystery – but it’s a winner."
Mary Brennan (The Herald)
Photos by Douglas McBride
We find out this weekend if White and Caged win anything at this years CATS Awards. Both are up for Best Show for Children and Young People. White is also up for Best Design and Best Technical Presentation. Great to be nominated even if we don't win.
The CATS Award nominations have been released and White and Caged are both up for Best Show for Children and Young People. White has also been nominated for Best Design and Best Technical Presentation. Thrilled.
Caged has had three lovely reviews.
"a superbly clear-sighted two-hander that cuts to the chase " **** Mary Brennan, The Herald
"...a thrilling, gripping, moving performance...leaves you with the deep sense of satisfaction of an archetypal tale being vividly retold." (Full Review) Mark Fisher, Northings
"a fine balance between the sinister and the beautiful" **** Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
Really starting to think a lot about Caged the new version of Beauty and the Beast that we will be creating next spring. It's a great story but there is so much in it that it's hard to know what to concentrate on. It will be a pared down version looking at the relationship between the Beast and Beauty.
White is out on tour
Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford
30th Sept - 2nd Oct
the egg, Theatre Royal Bath
Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham
7th - 8th October
Lenzie Public Hall
12th - 13th October
Tron Theatre, Glasgow
16th - 17th October
Baboró Festival, Galway
Strathpeffer Spa Pavilion
Carnegie Hall Studio, Dunfermline
The Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock
Howden Park Centre, Livingston
Takeoff Festival, Darlington
Mallaig & Morar Centre
Catstrand, New Galloway
8th December - 24th December