Daryl Beeton Productions is a Disabled-led company where collaboration and co-creation meet mischief and merriment, creating accessible theatre to delight young audiences.

We love working with young people and are surprised, animated and motivated by their ways of looking at – and being in – the world.

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Look Mum, No Hands!

A tender story of friendship, taking risks and developing your independence, for ages 8-12.

Look Mum, No Hands!  is a tender story all about friendship and growing up. It explores a visually beautiful, and physically surprising, coming-of-age story about two friends testing their own boundaries. Together they explore freedom, taking risks and independence and how they change depending on if you’re Disabled, or not.

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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. 

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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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