Lakeside Arts
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Lakeside Arts
Event Detail
Part of LGBTQ+ History Month

The Dan Daw Show

Tuesday 08 February, 7.30pm
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts

Theatre & Dance
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£16 (£12 concessions)
85 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for ages 16+

After having spent a lifetime being an inspiration to others, Dan is finally seizing the moment to inspire himself and let go of who he once was, to make room for who he wants to be. Teaming up with theatre director Mark Maughan (Petrification, The Claim), Dan is joined in an intimate evening of play by performer 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.

Warning: This performance contains depictions of kink experiences, suffocation, humiliation, dominant behaviour, sexually explicit depictions and language, descriptions of feeling othered, loud noises, flashing lights and sexy disabled people.


Pre-Show Access Session

We are offering audiences an opportunity to join us in the space one hour before the show for a Pre-Show Access Session. This session, that will take place 6.30-7pm, will be facilitated by 2 members of The Dan Daw Show team, and will allow you to familiarise with the space and the sounds and lighting we will be using before the show begins. Find out more here.

You don't need to book for this session, please arrive for the 6.30pm start and let Box Office know who will welcome you.

Quiet Space/Need to leave the theatre during the performance

Throughout the show, audiences will be able to leave the theatre should they find that they need some space. We will have a quiet space that anyone can retreat into for this purpose - please ask a member of our Front of House team if you would like to use this space.

Image credit: Hugo Glendinning

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