★★★★ “Look, No Hands makes for a genuinely exciting piece of theatre.”

A Younger Theatre

Look, No Hands is Lila’s debut solo show as writer and performer and the recipient of the National Partnership Award 2021. Performing in August 2021 at the Pleasance Theatre, London, streaming on Edinburgh Fringe player, this “Very engaging and visceral” new play has also recently completed a 6 week run on global streaming platform, Stream.Theatre.

Inspired by a real life cycling collision Lila experienced back in 2010, this play explores the female cycling experience, PTSD, the phenomenon known as Post Traumatic Growth, and has been made in partnership with female cycling club Velociposse. While this play centres around a road trauma, ultimately it’s an uplifting story of hope and survival for our times. 

“Wind in my hair. Homeward bound. Eyes on the evening ahead. Collision 15:26.”

When Vee embarks on her cycling commute, she has no idea she’ll never make it home. Appearing in Court to face the driver – suffering from amnesia, armed only with her hospital notes, a surprise appearance on 24 Hours in A&E and a bag of ripped clothes – she tries to piece together what happened to her that day.

But what she can’t work out is why something so awful… can make her feel so fantastic.

“And if that was dying. What is this? What is this magic?”

Creative Team

Writer & Performer – Lila Clements

Director – Anna Ryder

Movement Director – Michael Spenceley

Set and Costume Designer – Chantal Short

Lighting Designer – Jenny Roxburgh

Sound Designer – Sam Diaz

Artist Wellbeing Practitioner – Lou Platt

Audience Reactions from Look, No Hands

★★★★ “This piece incites us to ask questions of ourselves, assess how we live our lives now, how we can make things better and regain our freedom, before we find ourselves forced to make the changes.”

West End Best Friend

★★★★ “An inspiring and uplifting play that celebrates human endurance in the wake of tragedy. It is a reminder that we are all capable of more than we think.”

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