BoxLess was formed in 2016 to give a platform to underrepresented movers, dancers and physical theatre artists, as well as to fuse original new writing with dance and physical theatre, creating an exciting new way of seeing both.

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' 2019 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


Aaron Price 


Emily Costello 


Georgia Richardson 


James Demaine 

Actor, Musician/Composer

Gabi Coomber