White at HOME

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
Paul Watt

White at HOME Manchester, Manchester 13 — 23 December 2018 Tickets from £7 — Book now

How can a joyful show for 2-4 year olds at HOME, also have relevance to the complexities of the world of us grown-ups today?

This visual tale from award-winning children’s theatre company Catherine Wheels ain’t received rave reviews from the most prestigious of theatre critics (and, most importantly audiences), the world over for nothing, folks.

Prepare to enter the beautiful and strange world of Cotton and Wrinkle. Two curious characters who clean and care for the white eggs in their charge. Their world is comfortingly simple. They look after the birds and make sure the eggs stay safe. Everything gleams, dazzles and shines. It’s full of birdsong and birdhouses and everyone knows what’s going on. Until, that is, a bright red egg arrives. Then a yellow. Then a blue.

Cue magic, mayhem and a world both thrown askew and spectacularly transformed. Through ingenious set design that will truly take the little ones’ breath away, and much hilarity, expect to see together the joy that new experiences and embracing “otherness” and change can bring.

White may be as far away from a traditional children’s christmas theatre experience that we can think of, but it’s top of our hitlist this December as a show that will linger long in their memories in time to come.

With a running time of 40 minutes, it’s a perfect first theatre experience.

White at HOME Manchester, Manchester 13 — 23 December 2018 Tickets from £7 Book now

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Where to go near White at HOME

Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

Indian Tiffin Room is a restaurant specialising in Indian street food, with branches in Cheadle and Manchester. This is the information for the Manchester venue.

The Ritz Manchester live music venue
Music venue
The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

Event venue

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
City Centre
Bar or Pub
Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

Bar or Pub
The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

What's on: Families

Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth

Enjoy fun and creative activities designed to encourage your little ones to play freely in the fresh air, while exploring nature and the outdoors with family and friends.

free entry

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