Dan is delighted to announce that he will be directing a new production of

The Elixir of Love by Donizetti at Waterperry Opera Festival (Aug 2021)

He is also scheduled to direct Lessons in Love & Violence by George Benjamin

 at Teatro Real in Madrid (May 2021) having just directed the Spanish premiere

at the Gran Teatre de Liceu in Barcelona. (Feb 2021)

Dan was recently interviewed on Times Radio about the visa issues faced by UK creative workers 

trying to work in the EU and he was invited to speak to Labour MPs

including Harriet Harman, Kevin Brennan and Jack Dromey at a creative industries roundtable

about his experience of this issue.

He is also a co-signatory to recent letters sent to Boris Johnson

by Equity UK, and the set/costume designer Andrew Edwards, calling on the UK government to reopen negotiations with the EU for an EU-wide visa waiver system for creative workers.

In 2020, Dan was sponsored by the Almeida Theatre

to be one of their representatives on the Freelance TaskForce.

The purpose of the task force over 13 weeks (June - September 2020)

was to strengthen the influence of the self-employed theatre and performance community. 

Dan has been Equity Councillor for Directors, Designers, and Fight Directors since 2014.

He was re-elected unopposed to the Council (2020-2022).

March 2021