Arts & Culture
Adventures in Music - Spring 2024
A FREE 10 week magical musical adventure for you and your little one. Suitable for children aged 2…
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Who says a line should always be straight? What’s wrong with zig zags? Or how about curves?
Boxed In follows the journey of someone who
can’t make head nor tail of the unspoken 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.
This heartfelt story is about being made to feel naughty, just because the rules don’t make sense.
A playful show about (mis)understanding the rules, for ages 3 – 6.
Programmed in association with The Spark Arts for Children
"Boxes, bubble wrap and banana all add up to a fabulously fun show about rules and how they can be confusing"
Worksop Library: Wednesday 14 February, 10.30am
Retford Library: Wednesday 14 February, 3.30pm
Beeston Library: Thursday 15 February, 10.30am **Fully Booked**
West Bridgford Library: Thursday 15 February, 3.30pm **Fully Booked**
Tickets: Library members: £4 | Non-library members: £7
Age: Suitable for children aged 3-6 and their families
Accompanying children under 18 months are free and do not need a ticket
Running Time: 45 minutes including short after show playtime
Access: Largely non-verbal, so accessible to a wide range of people including BSL users and non-English speakers
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?
An easy read visual story and audio introduction is available below for anyone who would like more information about the show and what to expect before they attend.
We want all our performances to be a welcoming, relaxed and friendly experience for the whole family. Our Boxed In performances will all be relaxed performances.
All shows take place in the children’s library or a meeting room space, library staff will be happy to explain where a show will take place in your library.
There will be cushions for children who would like to sit on the floor. Chairs are also available and there are always spaces for wheelchair users. You and your child are free to decide what will work best for you.
There is always space for a child to move away from the main show if for any reason they need a break from the action, with library staff on hand to assist if needed. There will be marked Quiet Space areas at all the Boxed In shows.
Director & Performer: Daryl Beeton
Designer & Performer: Jon Van Beek
Composer: Arji Manuelpillai
Daryl and Co is a Disabled-led company where collaboration and co-creation meet mischief and merriment. We create 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. We take fun seriously, we hold the door open for others and we believe in the power of the arts to include. Our vision is a world where Disabled artists and young people have unrestricted choices to creative experiences and careers.
The UK’s leading small-scale young people’s venue and touring company Half Moon is a local organisation with a national remit. Working from our base in Limehouse, East London, we give young people from birth to 18 (25 for disabled young people) an opportunity to experience the best in young people’s theatre, both as a participant and as an audience member.
Half Moon’s expertise is in supporting artists and young people at every stage of their creative development, providing a gateway to engagement, offering pathways for progression and experimentation and then disseminating outcomes within the wider cultural sector.
“This simple, yet wonderfully effective piece really brings home
how being different should be celebrated.”
“This show gets you right in the feels, makes you laugh out loud
and then surprises you with some original and exciting tricks… it's a
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