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Catherine Wheels Theatre Company

"An innovator in children's theatre" The Guardian
Catherine Wheels is a Scottish children's theatre company which was formed in 1999 by the director Gill Robertson. The first production Martha, has performed in theatres throughout the UK, Ireland and North America, including the New Victory Theatre in New York. In 2008 Martha won the award for Best Production at the Shanghai International Children's Festival, and in 2009 performed at the Singapore International Children's Festival and the Australian Ten Days on the Island Festival in Tasmania.
Lifeboat (2002), which won the Barclays Stage Award for Best Show for Children and Young People, has performed at the New Victory Theatre, been part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the New Zealand International Arts Festival, as well as being the first production by a Scottish children's theatre company at the Sydney Opera House.
Hansel & Gretel premiered as an indoor promenade performance at the Bank of Scotland Imaginate Children's Festival in 2007. The show was developed by the company from Gill Robertson/NTS's Home East Lothian, which won Best Show for Children and Young People at the 2006 CATS awards. It was the 2008 Christmas show at the Barbican in London, and in 2009 was redesigned to be part of the Scottish Festival at the New Victory Theatre in New York and was nominated for a Drama Desk award for Unique Theatrical Experience, and Outstanding Set Design, on Broadway.
White, the company's first show for under 4s, premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2010, and won 3 awards; a Fringe First, Herald Angel and a Total Theatre Award. The show was also nominated for a Stage award for best ensemble. White also won 3 awards at the CATS awards 2010-2011 and Best Production for Children and Young People at the 2011 Theatre Awards UK.
These successes, along with award winning shows such as Pobby and Dingan, have established Catherine Wheels as a leading producer of theatre for children and young people.
Address: Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AF
Org Type: Producing Company/Individual
Work Produced: Theatre
Phone: 0131 653 5255
Email: admin@catherinewheels.co.uk

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