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 who you are and 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.
The audience said:
“it made me cry – very moving […] At first, they try to do everything the same, but learn to celebrate their differences.”
“Outstanding, creative, amazing””
Come see the show this summer 2022! Have a look at our tour schedule to check if we’re performing near you.
Find the Look Mum, No Hands! Easy Read PDF document and Audio Description here.
Co-Directors | Daryl Beeton and Lina Johansson
Cast | Laura Dajao, Danielle Summers, Kat Ball (roleshare) and Sophie Page (understudy)
Composer | Gareth Cutter
Production Designer | 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
Photo credit: Rachel Hardwick
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 #Blueprint2021.
With special thanks to 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space, Foyle Foundation, The Golsonocott Foundation and Leche Trust.