Dan Daw Creative Projects presents

The Dan Daw Show

After having spent a lifetime being an inspiration to others, Dan Daw is finally seizing the moment to inspire himself.

Teaming up with theatre director Mark Maughan (The Claim, Petrification), Dan takes 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.


Pre-Show Access Sessions
We offer Pre-Show Access for anyone with access requirements that would benefit from being in the space before the show.

  • The Pre-Show Access session is free and open to anyone who would benefit from attending.
  • It starts one hour from the scheduled start of the show.
  • Hosts from The Dan Daw Show team will be available to enable audience members to access the space and information about the show.
  • If you would benefit from having a seat reserved for you, or from coming into the space before everyone else, please let one of the show hosts know, and we can arrange this for you.

Resources and Opportunities in Pre-Show Access are:

  • Access to members of the Dan Daw Creative Projects team.
  • Access to the space, props and set (NB this is only available for the first 30 minutes of the session).
  • Explanation of triggers from the Trigger Menu.
  • Images of the performers and their costumes.
  • Experiencing the brightest lighting of the show.
  • Experiencing the loudest sound within the show.


You can find the full list of triggers on the Dan Daw Creative Projects website here. Some of this information may include spoilers regarding show content.

Pre-Show Access Session Information


Supported using public funding from Arts Council England through project grants, Co-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,Candoco Dance Company and I’m Here, Where Are You? Festival. Research supported by Jerwood Choreographic Research Project II.

1 hour and 30 minutes

  • Running time: 90mins (no interval – approx)
  • Age Guidance: 18yrs+

Tickets £12.50 (Concessions £10.50)

Early Bird Offer

Get 15% off full-price tickets before Sun 31 Jul.

On Sale to Friends: Fri 24 Jun, 12.00
On Sale to Members: Mon 27 Jun, 12.00
On Sale to General Public: Tue 28 Jun, 12.00

Creative captions are used as part of the show.