Look Mum, No Hands! is a tender story 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.
Look Mum, No Hands! playfully explores this 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 a Daryl Beeton Productions and Mimbre co-production.
Creative Team: Co-Directors: Daryl Beeton and Lina Johansson | Composer: Gareth Cutter | Production Design: Jonathan Van Beek | Inclusive acrobatic consultant | Rick Rodgers| Company Stage Manager | Stella Kailides Project Manager: Zsófi Szendrei | Concept devised with Maiya Leeke and Rosy Roberts
Look Mum, No Hands! is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by FESTIVAL.ORG and Hat Fair. With additional support from The Sparks Arts for Children and Blueprint: Without Walls R&D investment fund 2021. With special thanks to 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space, Foyle Foundation, The Golsonocott Foundation and Leche Trust