Dan Bain2

Dan Bain is the Associate Director of the Court Theatre and is responsible for the theatre’s alternative studio space, The Forge, and The Court's Children’s Theatre Programme. He is also the Artistic Director of The Court Jesters and has worked as an improviser, actor, motivational speaker, street performer, theatre director and stand-up comedian since graduating from CircoArts, the New Zealand circus training school, in 2001.

His directing credits at The Court include IdeationTitus Andronicus, over a dozen kids shows, four seasons of The Early, Early Late Show and two of A Christmas Carol

As an actor at The Court Theatre he has appeared in BackstageThe Sunshine BoysWhite Rabbit, Red RabbitA 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 ClownsWhy 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.

Court Shows

  • 2018 - Children of the Night - Director/Devisor
  • 2018 - A Christmas Carol - Playwright
  • 2018 - Hansel and Gretel - Director/Playwright
  • 2018 - Stephen King's Misery - Director
  • 2018 - Ideation - Director
  • 2018 - A Paintbox of Clowns - Director/Playwright
  • 2018 - Crash Bash: Risk Factors - Producer
  • 2018 - Titus Andronicus - Director
  • 2017 - A Christmas Carol - Director/Playwright
  • 2017 - Scriptless: First Class - MC
  • 2017 - Cinderella in Space - Director
  • 2017 - The Early Early Late Show - Director
  • 2017 - Hamlet: The Video Game (the stage show) - Hamlet
  • 2017 - Jack and the Beanstalk - Director
  • 2016 - A Christmas Carol - Director/playwright
  • 2016 - The Early Early Late Show 2016 - Director
  • 2016 - Cops and Robbers - Director
  • 2015 - Hamlet: The Video Game (the stage show) - Hamlet
  • 2015 - The Ladykillers - Louie
  • 2015 - The Early Early Late Show 2015 - Director
  • 2014 - A Very Merry Scriptless: Over the Top - Director
  • 2014 - Stag Weekend - Playwright
  • 2014 - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Tom Snout
  • 2014 - Cinderella meets Aladdin - Director
  • 2014 - The Early Early Late Show 2014 - Director
  • 2014 - White Rabbit/Red Rabbit - Actor
  • 2014 - Scared Scriptless - Artistic Director
  • 2013 - Epic Journey to the Shops - Playwright/Director
  • 2013 - Cat vs. Dog - Playwright/Director
  • 2012 - A Very Merry Scriptless: Santa's Grotto - Improvisor
  • 2012 - Why are my Parents so Boring? - Director/Playwright
  • 2011 - The Adventures of Captain Cook - Director
  • 2011 - Hansel and Gretel - Director/Playwright
  • 2011 - Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Papa Bear/The Queen
  • 2010 - The Sunshine Boys - Multiple roles
  • 2010 - A Paintbox of Clowns - Director/Playwright
  • 2010 - Cinderella - Stepsister/mouse/prince
  • 2010 - Jack and the Beanstalk - Daisy the Cow/The Giant
  • 2009 - Backstage - Danny Leibman
  • 2009 - Pinocchio - Geppeto/clown/fox
  • 2009 - The NEW adventures of Auntie MacDuff - Luke
  • 2009 - Pulp William - Urswick
  • 2009 - Rumplestiltskin - Prince/Spinning Wheel/Baby
  • 2008 - Beauty and the Beast - Step sister/Dad/Magic Mirror
  • 2008 - Auntie MacDuffs Magical Trunk - Sebastian
  • 2008 - Scriptless: Uncut - Dirk Shiny
  • 2008 - Robin Hood and Maid Marian - The Sheriff of Nottingham
  • 2008 - Pulp William - Urswick
  • 2007 - A Very Merry Scriptless - Improvisor
  • 2006 - A Very Merry Scriptless - Improvisor
  • 2006 - The Early Early Late Show - Improvisor
  • 2004 - Fairyable - Improvisor
  • 2003 - Scared Scriptless - Improvisor