Look Mum, No Hands

Category: Show

The Daryl Beeton Productions and Mimbre co-production 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.

Look Mum, No Hands! is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by FESTIVAL.ORG and Hat Fair. With additional support from The Spark Arts for Children and Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund #Blueprint2021.

With special thanks to 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space, Foyle Foundation, The Golsonocott Foundation and Leche Trust.

Back to directory

Show Details

  • Date Created: 2022
  • Length: 40 minutes (30mins show, with 5 mins of soft start and end on either side)
  • Performance area: 6.5m x 4m (hard standing floor, without a slope. Thrust staging - playing to 3 sides)
  • Approx. get-in / get out: 1.5 hours
  • Number. of people on road: 5
  • Workshops available: Yes
  • Access facilities: Wheelchair access
  • Scale: Small scale
  • Capacity: Under 500
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language:
  • Audience type: