Artistic Director

Zöe Grain

An acting graduate from Italia Conti and an accomplished mover and choreographer. She set up BoxLess Physical Theatre in 2016, just prior to graduating.
A company designed to give ‘unconventional’ movers a platform for expressing themselves through their body and give them a voice.

“After the prejudice I experienced while auditioning to be a dancer and being told I would never make it, due to my body type and having big boobs and hips. I am setting up the company to give people a chance to move that you wouldn’t necessarily think could move or would be interested in dance.
Dance for everyone, God Damn it!” – Zöe Grain

"Movement by Zoe Grain is exquisite and executed by the cast with complete precision." - Theatre Weekly

Resident Writer / Co - Director

Alexander Knott

Alexander is an actor and writer from South London. His writing credits include 'Bath' (The Bread & Roses Theatre) and 'LOOP' (Theatre N16 / Theatre Royal Stratford East & Tour, BoxLess Physical Theatre), which was named as one of the Top 10 Off West End Plays of 2017 by Theatre Weekly. He is currently developing a new play with his company, Bag of Beard, as well as a full length dark comedy, and a one-woman play for BoxLess' 2018 programme.

"The writing from Alexander Knott is powerful and expertly crafted, there’s never a dip or dull moment and the story easily holds the audience’s attention." - Theatre Weekly

Associate Artists

Lucy Annable

Introducing the wonderful Lucy Annable as ‘The Woman’ A Graduate from Arts Ed and recently seen in TheatreN16 ‘s ‘Last Man Standing’

Aaron Price

Aaron is a graduate from Italia Conti and originated the role of 'Boy' in LOOP, providing good craic along the way. 

Emily Costello

Introducing the brilliant Emily Costello playing ‘The Girl’ A recent graduate from Italia Conti Acting, a wonderful addition to the team.

Rubie Ozanne

A graduate from Italia Conti Foundation course, Rubie played 'Girl' in LOOP and helped develop movement for our preview.

James Demaine

Hailing from the North, James is a graduating actor and talented Musician. He will be playing 'The Young Man" in our production. 

Emily Thornton

Emily has been in high demand since graduating from Italia Conti, recently rave five star reviews for her performance in Philip Ridley's Dark Vanilla Jungle.