I'm a maker of theatre. Sometimes I write, sometimes I direct, sometimes I perform. My work is immediate, playful, surprising and engaged with the world we all live in.
On this site, you can find out about my projects: past, present, future and imaginary.
Upcoming shows here
New dates added for The Price of Everything this summer, including performances in Glasgow, Nottingham, Hull, Salisbury, Cheltenham and Salford
Visit Dan in the Story Hunt booth at the Saltwell Park show in Gateshead on Saturday 13 April
Turns out I've been nominated for Performance of the Year, not Performing Artist of the Year. I'll take that. http://bit.ly/Ysdyqy
Well, crikey. I'm enormously excited to announce that I've been nominated as Performing Artist of the Year in the Journal Culture Awards. Crikey.
I'm enormously thrilled to announce that I'll be performing the mysterious White Rabbit, Red Rabbit at Live Theatre on 7th March. The show features a different performer every night, and that performer has never seen or read the script. So I have no real idea what I'm inviting you to. But it'll be a ride.
First ever London dates for The Price of Everything this weekend at Camden People's Theatre!
First Price of Everything of the year today, at Norwich Arts Centre. Plenty more tour dates here, and lots more to come.
First set of tour dates for The Price of Everything are now online here - more will be added in the New Year.
It's been a quiet autumn, but it certainly isn't going to be a quiet 2013. Stand by for all sorts of announcements about tour dates and more.
I'll be performing London 2012: Glasgow by the fantastic Kieran Hurley, as part of Live Theatre's Theatre Uncut event tonight. On stage with me, the terrific Dan Ford.
The Price of Everything at Durham Book Festival! 4.30pm.
This weekend, the first The Price of Everything since Edinburgh - at Interrogate Festival at Dartington, Devon. I hope I can remember it.
The last two shows of this run of Ash open at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle, tomorrow night.
me and my work
I juggle with comedy and tragedy, roughness and polish, truth and lies. I wrestle down big ideas about the world until they're small enough for us all to swallow. I want you to laugh, cry, gasp and change the world. Because we're all part of history, and that means we can all change it.
I've trained with Philippe Gaulier, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the National Theatre Studio. I've made work for the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Red Ladder, Pilot Theatre (and myself). You can insert the words "among others" at the end of every sentence in this paragraph.
I am an Associate Artist of ARC, Stockton-on-Tees and a Lecturer in Theatre at the University of Bedfordshire.
The Times has described me as "part of the future of British theatre". My work has been described as "almost perfect" by the Scotsman; "near perfect" and "genius" by the Stage; "Fantastic" and "excellent" by the Herald; and "stylish", "terrific" and even "intelligent" by the Guardian.
All photography on this site is by me, unless otherwise advertised.