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.

NEWS: We are currently conducting a piece or research for our upcoming project A Different Way focusing on the representation by Disabled Artists within the Theatre for Young Audiences. To take part in the survey click HERE. To see the results so far click HERE

 

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. 

A Square World is a story of friends who enjoy the same routine day after day, each day is the same until an unexpected change is forced upon just one of them. This accidental happening throws everyone into disarray, the friends are suddenly divided into those who can and the one who can’t, yet 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 else but yourself.

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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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A Different Way

A Different Way is a new Daryl Beeton Productions project in development, which we are currently fundraising to realise in 2019/2020.

The aim is to address the lack of representation by Disabled Artists within the Theatre for Young Audiences sector by demonstrating new approaches to creating work for young audiences by Disabled theatre makers that places the voice of young Disabled people at the heart of the creative approach. A Different Way will support the growth and development of the Theatre for Young Audiences sector in their approach to making work WITH rather than FOR Disabled young people.

Where is the cultural and creative exchange happening between Disabled artists and Disabled and non-disabled audiences? How are we encouraging Disabled theatre makers to make work for young audiences? And what are the barriers from preventing them doing so?

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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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