Yes – it might be early in 2013 but White has already been back on the road, and once again we have been in France – in lovely Lille this time. We have been performing at Le Grand Bleu for the last week, a dedicated space for young audiences and have had a great time, thanks to the amazing staff at the theatre.
The show has gone down really well and, though this time we have performed it in English, the audiences have given us some lovely comments. A woman stayed behind yesterday to tell us that it was a such a pleasure to share something so special with her child – not surprisingly we thought she was tremendous.
Yesterday we had a bit of time for some sightseeing so we went on a bus trip round the city and took in the sights. It really is a beautiful city. A great mixture of old and new with a bit of Dutch and Belgian influence thrown in as well. In true French style we have been treated to some delicious food on our various night time excursions. And we have been suitably impressed at the culinary efforts that the staff brought for their lunches, in the theatre kitchen – though sugar in the yogurt was a new one on us. Sadly we only managed to assemble a cheese and ham baguette each lunchtime.
We even shared an aperitif on our last night at the hotel, courtesy of Dominic the hotel receptionist in the lobby. Think more Best Western lobby than the Savoy but it was a lovely continuation of the friendly Lille hospitality we have experienced while we have been here.
We are now en route to Denmark where we will be touring the country for the next 3 weeks. At the start of our journey Wrinkle has managed to sleep through a whole country – I’m sure it was no comment on what Belgium has to offer. Suzie and myself were suitably alert throughout.
So it’s an Au revoir France and Hej Denmark
This picture was drawn by our suprememly talented Ian Cameron (Wrinkle) it’s a snow-covered image of the port as we left Dover.
It's nice to see that White still has a place in the billboards outside the New Victory Theater. We had such a great time there.
We walked down towards the theatre on Saturday and found us plastered on a billboard on 42nd Street so Craig took a picture - very funny.
Mary Brennan has done a lovely review for The Herald
"This truly beautiful show crafts its ideas with a light, but sophisticated touch..." ****
Gill and Shona with hat envy...
...Danny trying to impress us with his incredibly small speakers...
...while Shona wrestles with one of the many birdboxes.
Paul took these photo's last week as publicity shots. Think they are really lovely. The crowd we managed to draw on the royal mile were suitably bemused.
Photographs by Paul Watt
Ian has been busy drawing away during development for White. They are so lovely i thought it would be nice to put them up on here. Thank you Mr Cameron.
Ian and I went into a local nursery to get some press shots for the show. We let the children loose on us with pots of paint. I think they were a little unsure at first but as you can see they soon got the hang of it.
Photographs by Douglas Robertson
White has started rehearsals which is very exciting...if a little scarey. It is being performed throughout the festival from 6th -29th Aug at the Book Trust as part of the Traverse Theatre programme. White is part of the Made in Scotland showcase.
Photograph by Paul Watt