The Dan Daw Show
After having spent a lifetime being an inspiration to others, Dan is finally seizing the moment to inspire himself.
Taking ownership of the beautiful mess that encompasses all that he is, Dan lets go of who he once was to make room for who he wants to be.
Dan is joined in an intimate evening of play by performer and collaborator Christopher Owen (Joe Moran, Scottish Dance Theatre) where Dan takes back the power by being dominated on his own terms.
Nominated for the 2021 National Dance Awards, and directed by Mark Maughan (The Claim, Petrification), The Dan Daw Show is a peep into the shiny and sweaty push pull of living with shame while bursting with pride.
This is a show about care, intimacy and resilience, about letting go and reclaiming yourself.
“Certainly, Daw’s show is unlike anything else you are likely to see”
★★★★, The Guardian
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“Unapologetic, vulnerable, brilliant”
★★★★, The Stage
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Pre-Show Access is free, available at every show, and open to anyone that would benefit. The session is hosted by members of the production team and is responsive to the needs of individual audience members. For more information, click here
What is Pre-Show Access?
Every performance of The Dan Daw Show is a relaxed performance. Audience members are invited to move around, leave and return, whatever they need
Every performance of The Dan Daw Show is captioned. Captions are projected onto the arch at the rear of the stage
Sign Language Interpretated Performance
Not every performance of The Dan Daw Show has sign language interpretation available. Please check with specific venues for more information
Not every performance of The Dan Daw Show has audio description. Please check with specific venues for more information
At venues that offer general admission, we may be able to reserve seats for those audience members who need that option at the Pre-Show Access session. There may be alternative beanbag style seating available. Please check with specific venues for more information
We aim to have a quiet space available at every show for use during the performance. In addition we aim to have another space available after the show, with staff from the production available if needed, for quiet processing
Sensory Adapted Performances
At some venues a sensory adapted performance of the show may be available. Please check with specific venues for more information
Reaching Physical Limit
Sexually Explicit Depictions
Close-up of the Interior of a Mouth
Bright and/or Flashing Lights
Sexy Disabled People
HOME (Manchester, UK)
1 – 3 December 2022, 7.45pm
Ballhaus Ost (Berlin, DE)
18 & 19 November 2022, 8pm
Dance Base (Edinburgh, UK)
23 – 28 August 2022, 8.30pm
Battersea Arts Centre (London, UK)
27 April – 3 May 2022, 8pm
The Junction (Cambridge, UK)
22 & 23 February 2022, 7.30pm
Lakeside Arts (Nottingham, UK)
8 February 2022, 7.30pm
Arena Theatre (Wolverhampton, UK)
4 February 2022, 7.30pm
Sadler’s Wells (London, UK)
30 September & 1 October 2021, 8pm
Dance City (Newcastle, UK)
25 September 2021, 7.30pm