Boxed In (2024)

White Horse Road
1 Feb - 24 Mar 2024
Age range: 3-6
Boxed In flyer
  • Co-production Daryl & Co and Half Moon
  • by Daryl Beeton
  • by Jonathan Van Beek

A heartfelt story about being made to feel naughty, just because the rules don’t make sense.

Boxed In follows the journey of someone who struggles to understand the rules that surround us all. Sometimes stop means go and go means stop. Are you supposed to go this way or that? Sometimes it’s up and sometimes it’s down.

In a world where everyone else seems to understand, it can all get a bit confusing. And when you get it wrong, you’re made to sit out, but you don’t understand why. It seems so unfair.

Boxed In explores the unspoken barriers of attitudes, social etiquette and behaviour that surround us. How do you know a barrier is there if you can’t see it? And if you can’t see it, how can you remove it?

Boxed in was a Daryl & Co. and Half Moon co-production; an exciting collaboration by a ground-breaking Disabled-led theatre company and the UK’s leading small-scale young people’s venue and touring company. It was largely non-verbal, making makes it accessible to a wide range of people, including d/Deaf, hard of hearing, BSL users and non-English speakers.

Boxed in  toured to 20 venues including libraries in February and March 2024.

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Cast List

  • Daryl Beeton Deviser and Performer
  • Jonathan Van Beek Deviser and Performer

Creative Team

  • Daryl Beeton Director
  • Jonathan Van Beek Designer
  • Rosie Ridgway Composer
  • Dean Rodney Jr Composer
  • Stella Kailides Company Stage Manager


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Miscellaneous and on tour