Together they explore freedom, taking risks and independence. They see how those things change, depending on who you are.
In the show we see the two friends play. They push the boundaries of what is possible until, together, they find the perfect balance of their limits. Look Mum, No Hands! playfully explores ideas of vulnerability and strength. The story looks at independence as opposed to interdependence.
In the show one of the characters is a wheelchair user. The two actors use this to explore exciting acrobatic shapes and unexpected choreography. It is visually beautiful and physically surprising - you will be on the edge of your seat!
Look Mum, No Hands! is a Daryl & Co and Mimbre co-production.
Look Mum, No Hands! is largely non-verbal, making it accessible for a wide range of people including BSL users and non-English speakers. We also provide an easy-read synopsis, audio description introduction.
Co-Directors - Daryl Beeton & Lina Johansson
Composer - Gareth Cutter
Inclusive Acrobatic Consultant - Rick Rodgers
Designer - Jonathan Van Beek
Performers/Role Shares - Danielle Summers, Emma Saunders, Laura Dajao, Kat Ball, Maiya Leeke
Company Stage Manager - Stella Kailides
Stage Manager - Livvy Lynch
Project Manager - Zsófi Szendrei
Tour Coordinator - Joanna Morley
Concept devised with Maiya Leeke and Rosy Roberts
Look Mum, No Hands! is commissioned by FESTIVAL.ORG & Hat Fair and supported by Without Walls, The Sparks Arts for Children; Foyle Foundation, The Golsoncott Foundation, Leche Trust and Blueprint: Without Walls R&D. With special thanks to 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space and Graeae Theatre.
Photo credits: Rachel Hardwick and @HeardinLondon
We'll be announcing our tour dates for 2024 soon, but here's where we went in 2023!
The Spark Festival, Leicester
Offbeat Festival, Oxford
Look Mum, No Hands… playground edition! An edited version for school playgrounds, produced by The Place
Basingstoke Festival, Basingstoke,
Latitude Festival, Look Mum, No Hands… playground edition!
Hullabaloo in the Park, Darlington
Milton Keynes International Festival, Milton Keynes
SpinOut Festival, Worthing
Gosport, Hampshire Cultural Trust
Redbridge Outdoor Arts, Ilford Town Centre
Spoffin Festival, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Full Shebang, Mansfield
Lancashire Encounter Festival
Derby Feste, Derby
Houghton Regis Hullabaloo, Luton
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