White is an award-winning play in one act created by Andy Manley, and staged by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company from Scotland. It is designed for audiences aged 2 to 4 years. The play has been compared to Waiting for Godot and received critical acclaim.The original production was directed by Gill Robertson, devised by Andy Manley and Ian Cameron, with design by Shona Reppe and music by Danny Krass. It has toured around Scotland, featuring at the Traverse Theatre, across France and Belgium, and international touring includes the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Mexico.
The production premiered at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has won multiple awards including a Scotsman Fringe First 2010, a 2010 Herald Angel, a 2010 Total Theatre Award for Physical/Visual Theatre, Best Children's Production at the 2011 Theatre Awards UK and three 2010 Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland: Best Design, Best Technical Presentation and Best Production for Children and Young People. Internationally it has been nominated for both a Drama Desk Award (USA) and a Helpmann Award (Australia). On 18 November 2015, Catherine Wheels celebrated the 1000th performance of their original Scottish production as part of a run at the New Victory Theater in New York.
White has been translated into several languages, including French, Swedish, Welsh (staged as Gwyn by Cwmni’r Frân Wen), Norwegian (Hvit by Barneteatret Vårt) and Icelandic (Hvítt, directed by Gunnar Helgasson and performed by Virginia Gillard and María Pálsdóttir).
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