Catherine Wheels Theatre Company is Scotland’s most celebrated producer of work for children and young people, with 30 inspirational and original productions presented in 26 countries since the company was created by Artistic Director, Gill Robertson, in 1999.
Catherine Wheels is also Scotland’s most well-travelled theatre company touring nationally and internationally taking productions to theatres, festivals and schools in communities and cities across Scotland, to London’s Southbank and Barbican, and across the globe from Europe to New York, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.
Such has been the critical acclaim, awards and demand from promoters that many of the company’s productions have stayed in repertoire, including Martha, which has performed to audiences of over 100,000 across four continents; Lifeboat, the first Scottish theatre production to appear at the Sydney Opera House and White, the company’s most well-travelled production which has been performed 1,600 times and seen by children across Europe, America, Asia and Australia.
Catherine Wheels has received 14 prestigious theatre awards and 20 nominations in the last 19 years: from Barclays Theatre Awards, Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland, Drama Desk Awards on Broadway, Manchester Evening News, Primary Times Children’s Choice, Shanghai International Children’s Theatre, The Stage, TMA Awards, Total Theatre Awards, Victor North American Showcase as well as an Edinburgh Festival Fringe First and a Herald Angel and two from the prestigious Drama Desk Awards for a Unique Theatrical Experience on Broadway and a Helpmann Award (Australia’s version of the Tony Awards).
Whether performing at home or abroad, the company is delighted to create and share its imaginative and inspirational stories with young people wherever they are.
Catherine Wheels are proud to have produced the brilliant work of Shona Reppe since 2005.
Catherine Wheels are an associated company of Theatre in Schools Scotland, an initiative to support and develop the provision of theatre and dance in Scotland’s schools.
Catherine Wheels is grateful for support from Creative Scotland who help make all this possible, and East Lothian Council who provide the company with office and rehearsal space at the Brunton in Musselburgh, near Edinburgh.