Look Mum, No Hands!

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 | Project Manager: Zsófi Szendrei | Concept devised with Maiya Leeke and Rosy Roberts 

For more information, trailer and photos please download the information pack here. For any other questions or to enquire about dates, please contact us on hello@darylbeeton.com

Look Mum, No Hands! is supported by The Sparks Arts for Children and Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund #Blueprint2021.  

Audience Experience

This story of friendship, growing up and figuring out how to be independent is something everyone can relate to. Created with a mixed group of Disabled and non-disabled young people, Look Mum, No Hands! is directly based on the real experiences of young people, making it recognisable and relevant to them. Our approach is to show rather than tell, so audiences will experience visually surprising sights and imagery, which will stay with them and perhaps help to shape new perceptions of Disabled people. 

Look Mum, No Hands! offers audiences a captivating show, with a real sense of risk in the movement of the performers onstage, certain to keep young audiences riveted. It is a wonderful opportunity for young Disabled audiences to see themselves represented onstage and to challenge misconceptions. It is also an opportunity to share high quality, visceral and inventive new theatre with your core family audiences either indoors or out.