Seymour Centre and Dan Daw Creative Projects in association with Sydney WorldPride present

The Dan Daw Show

21 - 24 Feb 2023

Following a sell-out run of Beast at Sydney Festival in 2018, Dan Daw Creative Projects returns to Sydney to bring you the highly anticipated Australian premiere of their critically acclaimed show, The Dan Daw Show.

The Dan Daw Show is a peep into the shiny and sweaty push-pull of living with shame, whilst bursting with pride. After having spent a lifetime being an inspiration to others, Dan is finally seizing the moment to inspire himself. Owning 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 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards, and directed by Mark Maughan (The Claim, Petrification), The Dan Daw Show is a show about care, intimacy and resilience, about letting go and reclaiming yourself.

This event is co-produced by Sadler’s Wells and supported by the NSW Government, British Council and Pride Foundation Australia.

 

Image credit: Hugo Glendinning

★★★★ “Unapologetic, vulnerable, brilliant.”
The Stage
★★★★ "Certainly, Daw’s show is unlike anything else you are likely to see.”
The Guardian

Artistic Director and Performer Dan Daw 
Performer and Collaborator Christopher Owen 
Director Mark Maughan
Movement Director Sarah Blanc
Designer Emma Bailey
Lighting Designer Nao Nagai
Composition and Sound Designer Guy Connelly 
Production Manager Froud
Dramaturg Brian Lobel
Producer Liz Counsell
Assistant Director Thyrza Abrahams
Access Support Zed Lightheart 
Artistic Peer Support Kate Marsh

All performances of The Dan Daw Show are captioned. All are relaxed performances, meaning audiences are welcome to move around, come and go, make noise, stim and tic as they need.

Every performance is preceded by a pre-show access session. From one hour before the performance, for 30 minutes, one of the team can bring audience members into the performance space.

We can demonstrate where captions for the show will be displayed and our trigger warning symbol for light and sound intensity. Audience members can explore the set, props and stage in whatever way they prefer.

It is an opportunity for people to see where they will be seated, the entrances and exits to the performance space, and routes to the Quiet Room and toilet facilities.

If it is of benefit, there is a priority boarding system. This means that some audience members can enter before everyone else.

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

York Theatre

Tue 21 Feb 8:30pm
Wed 22 Feb 8:30pm
Thu 23 Feb 8:30pm
Fri 24 Feb 8:30pm

90 minutes (no interval). 

Full $39
Concession (Full-time Student)* $32
Mardi Gras Member* $32

$6 transaction fee applies.

*Please be prepared to present corresponding ID at your event if requested by our staff. Read more.

Recommended for audiences 16+. Contains coarse language, sexual references, haze smoke, loud or sudden noises, and flashing lights. Please click for full content warning list, under 'triggers'. Photography and filming prohibited.

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

York Theatre

Tue 21 Feb 8:30pm
Wed 22 Feb 8:30pm
Thu 23 Feb 8:30pm
Fri 24 Feb 8:30pm

90 minutes (no interval). 

Full $39
Concession (Full-time Student)* $32
Mardi Gras Member* $32

$6 transaction fee applies.

*Please be prepared to present corresponding ID at your event if requested by our staff. Read more.

Recommended for audiences 16+. Contains coarse language, sexual references, haze smoke, loud or sudden noises, and flashing lights. Please click for full content warning list, under 'triggers'. Photography and filming prohibited.

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Artistic Director and Performer Dan Daw 
Performer and Collaborator Christopher Owen 
Director Mark Maughan
Movement Director Sarah Blanc
Designer Emma Bailey
Lighting Designer Nao Nagai
Composition and Sound Designer Guy Connelly 
Production Manager Froud
Dramaturg Brian Lobel
Producer Liz Counsell
Assistant Director Thyrza Abrahams
Access Support Zed Lightheart 
Artistic Peer Support Kate Marsh

All performances of The Dan Daw Show are captioned. All are relaxed performances, meaning audiences are welcome to move around, come and go, make noise, stim and tic as they need.

Every performance is preceded by a pre-show access session. From one hour before the performance, for 30 minutes, one of the team can bring audience members into the performance space.

We can demonstrate where captions for the show will be displayed and our trigger warning symbol for light and sound intensity. Audience members can explore the set, props and stage in whatever way they prefer.

It is an opportunity for people to see where they will be seated, the entrances and exits to the performance space, and routes to the Quiet Room and toilet facilities.

If it is of benefit, there is a priority boarding system. This means that some audience members can enter before everyone else.

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

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