Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge is a story by the magnificent Mem Fox, the story of Wilfred, a little boy who lives next door to an old people's home.
Drop cloth back drop and living statues in flesh linseed linen loincloth set the scene for Wendy Beckett’s classically chiselled theatrical bio, Claudel.
For fans of the musical, the problems and changes to the book and plot of Chess are as familiar to them as the score itself and arguably, all this messing about has resulted in an inability to now claim anything as a definitive version.
Through the eyes of her own children during a family holiday to the German capital in 2015, Murray-Smith pondered the feelings and implications for the young drawn to a city so rich in history and creativity but also one so profoundly soaked in shame.
White’s ingenuous charm held the audience spellbound for a set lasting just over an hour.
The capacity audience at Downstairs at the Maj certainly got their money’s worth on Thursday night.