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Dan is currently preparing for a semi-staged concert tour of

Lessons in Love & Violence with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (Apr/May 2023)

More recently, Dan was Associate Director on Katie Mitchell's new production

of Theodora at the Royal Opera House (Jan/Feb 2022), 

which was nominated for Best Opera Production at the Olivier Awards

Prior to this, he directed a new production of The Elixir of Love by Donizetti

for Waterperry Opera Festival (Aug 2021) and the Spanish premiere

of Lessons in Love & Violence at the Gran Teatre de Liceu in Barcelona (Feb 2021)


Dan will be CSM for the West End transfer of Patriots from May - August 2023


In 2022 Dan was CSM for three shows directed by Rupert Goold:

the new Elton John/Jake Shears/James Graham musical Tammy Faye,

starring Katie Brayben and Andrew Rannells at the Almeida;

Peter Morgan's new play Patriots

starring Tom Hollander, Will Keen and Luke Thallon, also at the Almeida;

and Mike Bartlett's new play The 47th

starring Bertie Carvel, Tamara Tunie and Lydia Wilson, at the Old Vic


Dan was the Equity Councillor for Directors, Designers, & Fight Directors 2014 -2022.

He stepped down at the last election and was co-opted onto the Directors &

Designers Committee until June 2023.

Dan features in an article in The Stage that assesses the impact of Brexit on UK theatremakers.

He was 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 was also a co-signatory to 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. 

January 2023

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