BOXED IN is a clown theatre show about the obsessions and dreams of two warehouse workers that is both comic and moving in its celebration of dreams over drudgery. In a world of mounting economic catastrophes, with job security a thing of the past, their daily routine of checking and moving boxes is stifling and meaningless. Their attempts to liven it up become increasingly ridiculous and desperate. Only the scrap heap lies in wait,
Their warehouse world has grotesque echoes of Kafka. Then imagine Buster Keaton directing Laurel & Hardy; add a dash of absurd existentialism, a twist of Greek tragedy, Flying Saucers! And boxes. Lots of boxes!
When a crucial box is destroyed, one of them is sacked. They join forces against their employer. Retribution is swift. Their warehouse world totters and falls and they find themselves thrown out into a nightmarish wasteland where the absurdity of life is explored with comic precision as they desperately try to recover their dreams.
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15 dates including some rural touring