Daryl Beeton Productions

Daryl Beeton Productions is the new company by the established theatre maker and practitioner Daryl Beeton, providing a platform for artists, companies and people to collaborate and create professional productions, participatory projects and arts activities. We are a go-to company for work produced by Disabled artists and theatre makers.

A Different Way Symposium

Let’s get beyond the basics of access & inclusion.

Let’s talk about true representation. Let’s tell important stories. Let’s make our TYA programming relevant. Let’s make theatre that resonates.

A Different Way Symposium is our upcoming one-day event where you can:

      • Find answers and plot your next steps to being a better ally for access and supporting Disabled-led theatre for young audiences.
      • See 3 work-in-progress shows demonstrating inclusive commissioning in action.
      • Be part of sessions led by experts in creative accessibility from across the TYA sector, looking at commissioning, marketing, education & more.

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A Square World

Daryl Beeton Productions presents A Square World, an honest, touching and bizarrely quirky piece of theatre for young audiences. This non-verbal story, set to an original commissioned soundtrack uses clean-cut simple design, object manipulation and elements of surprise to create an ever evolving and imaginative world. 

We super excited to announce that A Square World will be touring Japan in 2020.

In May 2020 we will be touring the country starting off at Ricca Ricca Fest in Okinawa, before heading to the Mirai Festival and the ASSITEJ Congress in Tokyo. Then we’ll be heading across the country to perform at several different venues across Japan until 2nd June 2020

In August we’ll be back to Japan to perform at Tokyo Youth Festival, Lida Festival  and A-Hoj! Festival with a few other venues in-between.

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Wild N Beets

In 2017 Nicola Miles-Wildin and Daryl Beeton set up their new collective Wild N Beets, as a way to create and present outdoor work that took Disability politics on to the high street, but with their unique brand of funny and cheeky end of the pier type humour. Together they reinvent great British games from our childhood by placing what it means being Disabled in todays current climate of ideological tory austerity and inequality.

Daryl and Nicola have worked together on various projects since 2007 exploring ways to make outdoor work accessible and inclusive. Through their collaborations at Graeae, Paralympic opening ceremony and Kazzum they have created outdoor shows together for many years and for other companies. 

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Who is Daryl?

Hi there, my name is Daryl and I have worked extensively within the Theatre, Disability and young people’s arts sector for the last 20 years. I’m a recognised cultural leader in youth arts participation as well as a high-profile advocate for disabled artists.The core of all of my work has been a belief that arts can enrich our lives and those of the communities we inhabit. I am an active advocate for improving the rights of disabled and vulnerable people by promoting access and inclusion within the arts.

Working in this way has required me to try a variety of ambitious, imaginative and unorthodox approaches to creating relevant and playful theatre that removes barriers and ensures the engagement for all and across all art forms.

In 2010 I was selected as one of 15 Cultural Leaders creating and producing work in the outdoor arts sector by the Independent Streets Arts Network (ISAN) and in 2013 I was recognised with an Action for Children’s Arts Members Award for my commitment to enriching children’s lives through the arts.

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