Onstage it's dark. Daryl sits behind a desk with a house made out of block on it. He holds a glowing cube up in one hand.

A Square World

A Square World is a place where we discover that ANYTHING can happen once we start to think differently and rip up the rule book.

An honest, touching and quirky piece of theatre for young people and their families.

It tells a tale of friends who enjoy the same routine day after day. Each day is exactly the same as the last and all the friends are happy. That is, until an unexpected change befalls one of the group. Suddenly, they are divided into those who can… and the one who can’t.

The friends realise their daily routine is no longer as enjoyable as it was. Together they decide to redefine the rules of the square world where they live. By injecting a little fun and chaos they soon discover their lives won’t be square ever again!

A Square World looks at the unfairness of being left out in a world designed for everyone but you.

This show tells a story with music, facial expressions and movement, instead of just using words. It has a beautiful original soundtrack and bold design. The actor uses object manipulation and elements of surprise to create an ever-evolving and imaginative world from just a few blocks.

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This show is largely non-verbal. This makes it accessible to a range of people, including BSL users and non-English speakers. It is suitable (and fun!) for a range of ages.

Creative Team

Director/Performer - Daryl Beeton
Designer - Jon Van Beek  
Composer - Arji Manuelpillai
Dramaturg - Vicky Ireland

Running Time
35-40 mins

Age group
3 - 6 years (+ families)

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Upcoming dates

22nd October 2022
Half Moon Theatre, London

5th November 2022
Lyric, London

12th November 2022
Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester

19th November 2022
Chats Palace, London

More dates announced soon!


“A perfect example of children’s theatre at its best, working equally for both kids & adults. Thank you for such an uplifting experience.”
Audience Member
“This simple, yet wonderfully effective piece really brings home how being different should be celebrated.”
Curious Mum
“An immediately engaging, funny, poignant and truly delightful performance.”
Mumsnet

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