Dan Bain2

Dan Bain has worked as theatre director, writer, improviser, actor, motivational speaker, street performer and stand-up comedian since graduating from CircoArts, the New Zealand circus training school, in 2001.

His directing credits at The Court include The Arsonists; Stephen King's Misery; Ideation; Titus Andronicus; over a dozen kids shows; Boudica for The Court Youth Company; four seasons of The Early, Early Late Show and three productions of A Christmas Carol.

As an actor at The Court Theatre he has appeared in Backstage; The Sunshine Boys; White Rabbit, Red Rabbit; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Ladykillers and as Hamlet in four seasons of Hamlet: The Video Game (The Stage Show) as well as innumerable appearances in Court Jesters shows, corporate events and at Scared Scriptless.

Dan is also a multi-award-winning writer for theatre, film and radio. Noted works include the silent children’s shows A Paintbox of Clowns; Why Are My Parents So Boring? and Cat Vs. Dog; The Young and Hungry commissions Gameplan and Uncle Minotaur; his comedy Stag Weekend (with Brendon Bennetts); the musical The Invisibles (with Luke Di Somma) and his hilarious and heartfelt adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

He was the Associate Director of The Court Theatre from 2017 - 2020 and the Artistic Director of The Court Jesters from 2013 - 2020.

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