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 tells the story of Cotton and Wrinkle who live in a completely white world, where they care for eggs which fall from the sky, placing them in specially-designed birdhouses. Colour is banned, and whenever anything coloured is found, it must be placed in a large bin. Their lives are happy and uncomplicated until one day, a Red Egg falls. The story is easy to follow and told exceptionally well with direction by Gill Robertson.
This play is performed by two actors; Callum Douglas (Cotton) and Sean Hay (Wrinkle). Both Douglas and Hay had so much energy on stage that it was a pleasure watching them. Due to the age group the show is performed for the actors had to make sure they give the audience as much detail as possible to keep them amused and engaged for the duration of the play and both actors did a fabulous job at that using their facial expressions and body language perfectly. At the end of the show Cotton and Wrinkle come out into the audience engaging everyone to play with the colourful confetti which is an amazing opportunity for the young audience to interact with the characters and take some photos. Douglas and Hay are simply an incredible duo.
The set designed by Shona Reppe is simply magical... like literally. It uses lots of illusions which definitely astonished all the kids (and some adults too). It is also very simple and of course... White... until the magic happened.
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Overall, The play delivers a powerful message in a very fun and joyful way. This is an outstanding production!