24 Apr 2020


7:30 pm


£10/£5U18/£22 Family




Cancelled due to Coronavirus.

We’re hoping to have Dan Watson come and perform for us some time in the future.

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Dan Watson

As a child Dan lost a British holiday-camp dance competition. Largely because he totally misunderstood what competitive dance was, and they didn’t play his song of choice:  Venus by Bananarama. This performance enacts the version of the event that he would have liked to happen, the dance he would have performed had he known better, been braver, had a Little Miss Sunshine moment.

Venus is a combination of contemporary dance, comedy and  confessional, inviting members of the audience to take on the roles of the judges, other contestants and enthusiastic family members at the competition.

This is an opportunity for us all to win, if only for the duration of one song by an 80s girl group.


‘Venus from Dan Watson was a standout show for us. We loved the fun energy that immediately filled the audience as soon as Dan took to the stage. It was a struggle to stay in our seats and not get up and join the 80s Pontins dance competition recreation.’

Pulse Festival 2018 Blog

​” It’s the most winning thing I’ve experienced in a theatre for ages… This lo-fi one-man show is more about the chat than the dance: Watson is great company, full of nervous energy and good humour as he dives back into his Pontins memories”
Lyndsey Winship – The Guardian 

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