After having spent a lifetime being an inspiration to others, Dan is finally seizing the moment to inspire himself. Directed by Mark Maughan (The Claim, Petrification), Dan is taking ownership of the beautiful mess that encompasses all that he is, and 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.
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.
Nominated for Outstanding Male Modern Performance in The National Dance Awards 2022
★★★★ “Unapologetic, vulnerable, brilliant” The Stage ★★★★ "Certainly, Daw’s show – nominated for the 2021 National Dance awards – is unlike anything else you are likely to see" - Sarah Crompton, The Guardian
"Daw joyfully demonstrates that his body is beloved, audacious, sexual and disabled – not but, but and" Springback Magazine Part of Horizon Showcase.
Age suitability strictly 16+
Aug 23-25 20:30 (1h30m) £16.00 (£14.00/£10.00) Aug 26-28 20:30 (1h30m) £18.00 (£16.00/£10.00)
Signed performance (BSL) | 26 Aug
Interpreter - Ali Gordon | Position - stage left
Captions | all shows
All shows are captioned, with text appearing at the back of the stage. Only the spoken dialogue is captioned (not non-verbal sounds).
Relaxed performance | all shows
All shows are relaxed and audiences are welcome to make noise, come and go as they please and move around. You can read more about access and trigger warnings for this show on The Dan Daw Show webpage.
Please click on the following links to access the Preshow Information and an Easy Read Guide on the show.
Pre-Show Access | all shows
Each show will include a 'pre show access session' 1 hour before each show, starting at 19:30 in Dance Base’s reception. This is for anyone who would like to come and speak with a member of the creative team or receive more information about triggers or anything else that might be a concern for them during the show. Audience members can also watch and listen a video of the loudest and brightest moments of the show during this session. You do not have to have a ticket to the show to experience the pre-show access session and are welcome to attend in order for you to make a decision on whether the show is right for you.
More info on accessible performances here.
Dan Daw Creative Projects - The Dan Daw Show - Trailer from Dan Daw on Vimeo.