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The Dan Daw Show

Dan Daw Creative Projects

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THU 15 — SUN 18 JUNE

$44 — 49
  • For audiences 16+
  • Adult themes
  • General admission

Meat Market


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Relaxed Performance
  • Auslan Translation
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Candid, kinky and captivating performance that moves through the complexities of shame and pride.
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“I want to feel this free all the time”
        — Dan Daw

After having spent a lifetime being an inspiration to others, queer disabled performance-maker Dan Daw 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. He's 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. It's a show about care, intimacy and resilience, about letting go and reclaiming yourself.

Artistic Team

Artistic Director | Dan Daw

Director | Mark Maughan

Executive Director | Liz Counsell 

Assistant Director | Thyrza Abrahams

Movement Director | Sarah Blanc

Designer | Emma Bailey

Lighting Designers | Nao Nagai

Composition & Sound Design | Guy Connelly

Video Designer | Froud

Dramaturg | Brian Lobel

Artistic Peer Support | Dr Kate Marsh

Performers | Dan Daw and Christopher Owen

Production & Stage Manager | Froud 

Access Coordinator | Zed Lightheart


  • Supported using public funding from Arts Council England through project grants. Originally conceived as part of Jerwood Choreographic Research Project II and commissioned in 2019/20 by Sadler’s Wells, Arts House Melbourne, DanceHub Birmingham, The Lowry, Déda, Cambridge Junction, DanceXchange and Dance4. Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall and Candoco Dance Company. Supported by the British Council.
  • British Council

Image Credits

The Dan Daw Show by Dan Daw Creative Projects. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

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