Artistic Director 

Zöe Grain

Zöe is a Movement Director, Actor & theatre maker. She is Artistic Director of critical acclaimed BoxLess Theatre and has been nominated for an LPT Standing Ovation Award, and 2020 Off West End Award.

LOOP, was one of Theatre Weekly’s Top Ten Shows of 2017, and subsequently toured to Theatre Royal Stratford East, 53Two Manchester, and Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe 2018, receiving multiple five star reviews. Other credits include work as an actor and dancer in ‘Oneness’ (Southwark Playhouse). Most recently, Zöe performed in ‘Hedgehog’, a play written for her and presented by BoxLess, which received four and five star reviews, and saw Zöe nominated for the LPT Standing Ovation Award, with the nomination citing her ‘outstanding performance’


” Movement by Zöe Grain is exquisite and executed by the cast with complete precision.  The combination of writing and movement makes this a physical piece of theatre which flows with a fascinating urgency.” – Theatre Weekly


  Co- Director 

Alexander Knott

Alexander Knott is a South London based theatre maker who works as a writer, director and creative producer. His work has been nominated for two 2020 Off West End Awards, multiple LPT Standing Ovation Awards and an Off West End commendation.

He is Artistic Director of the historic and acclaimed Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington and is Joint Director of theatre collective Bag of Beard.

He has been Resident Writer & Co-Director for BoxLess Theatre since 2016.

His work as a director includes multiple collaborations with BoxLess & Bag of Beard including Buried (Tristan Bates Theatre), Nuclear War by Simon Stephens and Buried by David Spencer, as two thirds of the Triptych at the Old Red Lion, as well as serving as Creative Producer for the project, which also included Graceland by Max Saunders-Singer. The triple bill was Offie nominated for Best Production and Best Lead Performance (James Demaine).

“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



Freya Sharp 


Credits for BoxLess:  Nuclear War 

James Demaine

Actor, Musician/Composer

Credits for BoxLess: LOOP 2017 , LOOP 2018, Nuclear War Triptych 

Lucy Annable


Credits for BoxLess: LOOP 2018, HEDGEHOG

Georgia Richardson

Director / Movement Director

Credits for BoxLess: HEDGEHOG, Nuclear War 

Aaron Price 


Credits for BoxLess: LOOP 2017, LOOP 2018

Emily Costello


Credits for BoxLess:  LOOP 2018, HEDGEHOG