A man is upside down in his wheelchair. He is in front of a wall made from cardboard boxes and next to him is another cardboard box with two down arrows on it.
Children & Family

Boxed In

Daryl & Co and Half Moon Theatre
2 performances between Sun 24 Mar 2024, various times
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A playful show about (mis)understanding the rules.

Who says a line should always be straight? What’s wrong with zig zags? 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.

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? 

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

Boxed in is 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.

Boxed In is largely non-verbal. This makes it accessible to a wide range of people, including d/Deaf, hard of hearing, BSL users and non-English speakers. It is presented by companies experienced in providing Relaxed Performances suitable for Disabled audiences.

Join us before the show for a Playmakes family craft session!

A man in a blue jumpsuit holds a cardboard boombox up to his ear and pretends to turn up the volume
A man in a blue jumpsuit holds a big cardboard box with two upwards arrows on it. His face holds a worried expression.
A man lay on the floor having fallen out of his wheelchair that is toppled next to him. Above him stands another man who is holding a big cardboard box with arrows on it.
A man in a blue jumpsuit sits in his wheelchair in front of a wall of cardboard boxes. To his left stands another man in a dark blue jumpsuit. They are surrounded by 4 boomboxes made out of cardboard.
A man laying on the floor with a big cardboard box on him, it appears he has fallen from his wheelchair which lays on its side next to him
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A man in a blue jumpsuit holds a cardboard boombox up to his ear and pretends to turn up the volume
A man in a blue jumpsuit holds a big cardboard box with two upwards arrows on it. His face holds a worried expression.
A man lay on the floor having fallen out of his wheelchair that is toppled next to him. Above him stands another man who is holding a big cardboard box with arrows on it.
A man in a blue jumpsuit sits in his wheelchair in front of a wall of cardboard boxes. To his left stands another man in a dark blue jumpsuit. They are surrounded by 4 boomboxes made out of cardboard.
A man laying on the floor with a big cardboard box on him, it appears he has fallen from his wheelchair which lays on its side next to him

Make a day of it

Book on to a Playmakes craft workshop before the show. Sessions take place at 11.30-12.15 and 2.00-2.45pm