Dates and Times

Tue 25 - Sat 29 Oct at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10 (conc)

Book Tickets

Part of our Autumn 2016 season. Catch Daniel in a double bill with Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons on Tue 25 – Wed 26 Oct, and Grown Up on Thu 27 – Sat 29 Oct – two shows for £16. 

Presented by Footprint Theatre

In association with National Student Drama Festival


Daniel (Matilda Reith) by Footprint Theatre Sheffield. L-R Isaac Whiting, Eve Cowley, Jack Solloway, Immie Davies

If someone you knew committed an unspeakable crime, did you ever really know them at all? In 2013, an eighteen-year-old boy was imprisoned for the possession of over 50,000 indecent images of children. Daniel follows those left behind through a combination of devising and powerful new writing, exploring the unheard stories of his friends and family, who are forced to deal with the aftermath. In the absence of the person, what are we left with? In an attempt to piece together the man they thought they knew with the behaviours of someone they do not recognise, the characters turn to memory and each other in search of answers.

Daniel was selected for the National Student Drama Festival and won the Judge’s Award for Creative Collaboration.

‘Disturbingly brilliant’ – The Sunday Times

‘I am left gobsmacked by its truth and courage’ – FringeGuru

‘Incredibly powerful and thought-provoking’ – EdFringe Review

‘Masterfully handled’ – UK Theatre Web

‘Not to be missed… engaging and provocatively performed’ – To Do List

‘An exceptional work of art that deserves a great deal of attention’ – Broadway Baby

‘An excellent theatrical offering’ – FringeReview

‘After approximately 12 years of the fringe, I would have to say that this is probably the finest show that I have ever seen’ – Audience Review, edfringe.com

Daniel was featured in Lyn Gardner’s Picks of the Fringe (2016) and The Stage’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Our Pick of the Bunch (2016)

About the company

Footprint Theatre is a Sheffield-based devising company that has a preoccupation with people. Our objective is to elicit discussion for perspectives that would otherwise be overlooked. We need audiences to sit up and listen. We expect they will disagree in parts, but that is what makes exciting work.


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