Lila Clements’ Look, No Hands to make Edinburgh Fringe debut this summer

Lila Clements’ one-person-show Look, No Hands is to make its Edinburgh Fringe debut this summer.

Celebrating the joy of cycling and human endurance, the piece will run at the Red Lecture Theatre, Summerhall from 3 to 28 August 2022. There will also be three performances over two days at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre on 29 July and 30 July.

An uplifting story of hope and survival, Look, No Hands is inspired by a real-life cycling collision in 2010 experienced by the show’s writer and performer Lila Clements.

Cyclist Vee has no idea why she’s woken up in hospital. Armed with only her medical notes and a surprise appearance on 24 Hours in A&E, she tries to piece together exactly what has happened to her.

But the mystery she can’t solve is why something so awful… has made her feel so fantastic!

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Directed by Anna Ryder, it has been made in partnership with Velociposse, a cycling club aimed at getting more women and non-binary people into cycling, with inspiration, support and knowledge.

Lila Clements said: “I started writing Look, No Hands in January 2020. It was coming up to the 10-year anniversary of my bike crash – which is the centre of the show. When the pandemic struck and lockdown happened, I began to see parallels between my own experiences and the global trauma we were all facing – many people’s lives had been turned upside down by Covid-19 and we were living in completely new territory.”

Director Anna Ryder added: “Lila’s writing beautifully captures what it feels like when your world shifts forever. It’s pacy, moving and gives audiences a new lens through which to examine upheaval.”

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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