Boxes are everywhere. Physical and metaphorical.
Toni and TJ are brother and sister.
They tick unusual boxes; mixed race, dual nationality, GI babies.
But who are they really?
After their father dies, they are forced into a room together.
Suddenly their close proximity causes them to reveal groundshaking facts about themselves and their family.
The boxes they thought they fit nicely into are blown apart.
BOXES explores family, identity, race and gender in an urban post modern Britain.
With fierce reverberating basslines by Ross Allchurch and striking physical spectacles by Alleyne Dance, it is a multi disciplined attack on traditional theatre form.
Cast announcement! We are proud to welcome Lucienne Brown and Cairo Nevitt to Purple Theatre and Boxes.
Lucie Browne is a Manchester-based actor who trained at Three Year Acting at ALRA North.
Theatre: SO FEY (Royal Exchange Studio), Spur of The Moment (HOME, Manchester), War & Peace (JB Shorts 19, 53:Two Manchester), The Shoemaker's Wish, (Curly Tales Theatre, Leeds)
Film/TV: Saving Grace (BBC), Innerview (AEY Productions), Footsteps ( No Sleep Media), Fast Love (Rolling Dice Productions)
She is the writer and director of the mockumentary web series 'This is Da Word' about the adventures of a delusional Slam Poet from South London.
Cairo is an actor, award winning filmmaker and spoken word artist. He trained as an actor with the National Youth Theatre of GB, Ti Racconto A Capo in Italy and is most recently an ALT Spring 2017 Alumni.
TV Appearances Include: Commercial- Absolut Vodka’s- Equal Love, Short Film Ch4/ Random Acts- Instaverse & London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. (Thanks Tim Cast)
2017 Bullish, Asterion & Poseidon, Milk Presents, L.J Skilbeck
2017 ALT Showcase, BUM/Robin, ALT-Training, Toby Clarke.
Winner of the Trans Man Award at the South Bank Centre’s 2016 Being A Man Festival.
Cairo will feature in Super Being Labs second book; Being HumanKind 2018. He is also a guest speaker for the LGBT charity Diversity Role Models.
Cast in development of BOXES were Charlotte Barnes, Aaron Anthony and Mia Johnson. Many thanks to their exceptional flexibility and skill.
Writen and Directed by Sam Beckett Jr. and Jim kitson
Original music composed by Ross Allchurch
Choreography by Alleyne Dance International
Supported by In Good Company, Derby Theatre, Kit Lane, Tim Heywood, Tiles 4 Less.
Thanks to Ruby Glaskin, Lucy Parkinson, Sarah Brigham, Tom Newport, Fiona Ridge, Lauren Whitter, Paddy Hunter Murphy, Samantha Hempshall, Sophie Bloor, She Speaks Derby and LGBTQwerty Derby.
Produced by Purple Theatre
BOXES will be premiering at Brighton Fringe Festival
May 31 to June 3 2018
at the Purple Playhouse Theatre.
Camden Fringe Festival The Cock Pit Theatre August 16-19 2018
Boxes is a proud recipient of the encoreinsure.com Brighton Fringe Bursary.
Boxes is now Arts Council England funded