White at HOME

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
Paul Watt

White at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 13–23 December 2018, 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
From £7

Things to do right now

Powered by culturehosts
Activity Until 14 August 2022, from £2.00

Heaton Park Pump Track

The Gruffalo at The lowry
Families Until 21 August 2022, from £10.00

The Gruffalo at The Lowry

Festivals Until 31 August 2022, from £9.95

Flying Fighters of Taiwan at HOME

Activity Until 31 August 2022, from £40

Northern Quarter Taster Walk with Manchester Food Walks

One Man, Two Guvnors
Theatre Until 3 September 2022, from £15.00

One Man, Two Guvnors

Exhibitions Until 4 September 2022,

British Art Show 9

Power UP at the Science and Industry Museum
Families Until 4 September 2022, from £6.00

Power UP at the Science and Industry Museum

Families Until 4 September 2022, Free entry for under 16s when accompanied by a paying adult.

Summer Fun in Gaskell’s Garden