Look Mum, No Hands!
Daryl and Co. and Mimbre Co-Production
Circus, Family, Theatre
A combination of theatre, movement and acrobatics as a powerful narrative tool; two friends play, pushing the boundaries of what is possible, until together they find the perfect balance of each of their limits.
Look Mum, No Hands! is a tender story about friendship and growing up. It playfully explores the idea of independence vs interdependence, vulnerability and strength, using striking physical imagery that will linger in people’s minds.
The performance takes creative advantage of the fact that one of the characters uses a wheelchair to create new acrobatic shapes and choreographies that are original and unexpected. Using a combination of theatre, movement and acrobatics as a powerful narrative tool, the two friends play, pushing the boundaries of what is possible, until together they find the perfect balance of each of their limits.
About Daryl and Co. and Mimbre
Daryl and Co. is a Disabled-led company where collaboration and co-creation meet mischief and merriment, creating accessible theatre to delight young audiences.
Mimbre is a female-led company creating nuanced, breathtaking and highly skilled acrobatic theatre. They use circus and dance innovatively as a physical language to illuminate human connections and promote a positive image of women.
Creation and Production Credits:
Daryl Beeton and Lina Johansson
Jonathan Van Beek
Concept devised with Maiya Leeke and Rosy Roberts
Image Credits: Rachel Hardwick, Adrienne Photography, Stockton Borough Council, LE65 Photography, Andrew Allcock, Malachy Luckie
Funding, commissioning and partner credits:
Look Mum, No Hands! is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by FESTIVAL.ORG and Hat Fair.
With additional support from The Sparks Arts for Children and Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund 2021