Boxed In

A playful show about (mis)understanding the rules.

A Daryl & Co and Half Moon co-production 

Boxed In follows the journey of someone who can't make head nor tail of the unspoken rules that surround us all. Sometimes stop means go and go means stop. Are you to go this way or that? Sometimes it's up and sometimes it’s down.

In a world where everyone else seems to understand, it can all get a bit confusing. And when you get it wrong, you’re made to sit out, but you don’t understand why. It seems so unfair.

This heartfelt story is about being made to feel naughty, just because the rules don’t make sense.

Boxed in is a Daryl & Co and Half Moon co-production; an exciting collaboration by a ground-breaking Disabled-led theatre company and the UK’s leading small-scale young people’s venue and touring company.

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Boxed In  is largely non-verbal. This makes it accessible to a range of people, including d/Deaf, hard of hearing and non-English speakers. We will be providing easy-read synopsis, audio description introduction and touch tours.

Creative Team

Director - Daryl Beeton
Designer - Jonathan Van Beek
Composer - Rosie Ridgway & Dean Rodney Jr
Deviser and Performer -Daryl Beeton
Deviser and Performer - Jonathan Van Beek
Company Stage Manager - Stella Kailides
Access & Inclusion Officer - Siobhan Wedgeworth
Educational Resource Specialist - Nicola Middler

Running Time
45 mins including post-show playtime

Age group
3 - 6 years (+ families)



1st -6th February
Half Moon Theatre, London 

10th -11th February
Southbank Centre, London 

12th February
Chester Lane Library, St Helens14th February
Worksop Library and Retford Library, Nottingham

15th February
Beeston Library and West Bridgford Library,  Nottingham

16th February
Mansfield Central Library,  Nottingham

17th February
Chadwell St Mary Village Hall

23rd February
Hat Factory Arts Centre, Luton

24th February
Courtyard, Hereford

29th February-3rd March
The Egg, Bath

MARCH 2024

4th March
Emerson’s Green Library, Bristol

5th -6th  March
Yate Library, Bristol

8th -9th  March
Theatre Hullabaloo, Darlington

10th March
Z-arts, Manchester

16th March
Albany, London 

17th March
artsdepot, London

23rd March
Grand Junction, London

24 March
Brighton Dome, Brighton 

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Everything Theatre
“Boxes, bubble wrap and bananas all add up to a fabulously fun show about rules and how they can be confusing.”
“So amazing to see different ways of thinking and being represented. Resonated deeply with our family”
Audience Member
“A cleverly considered piece of work that is full of laughter but also full of interesting questions.”
Everything Theatre

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