Dan McGowan

Academy Director
029 2063 5622
dan.mcgowan@hijinx.org.uk

Dan was born on the south coast of England, moved round lots, arrived in Wales at the age of 13, grew up there, went to Durham to study French and spend a year in France eating pains au raisins, moved to London to become an actor/writer/musician/director, toured nationally and internationally, never once used his French except on holidays, fancied a move back to Cardiff and is now very happily working at Hijinx.

Prior to working for Hijinx Dan gained a great deal of experience working in inclusive arts through many years spent in London with Graeae Theatre Company and, more recently, Filmpro. His actor musician work includes Graeae’s acclaimed Reasons to be Cheerful (which saw him appear in the 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony) and last year’s successful return of Our House, the musical based on the songs of Madness.

Dan has really enjoyed getting stuck into Hijinx Academy, where he looks after the day-to-day running of things, and is developing contacts throughout Wales in order to open new academies in other regions.

Latest News
All about Metamorphosis

We’re premiering a new online show, Metamorphosis, as part of Green Man Festival’s online party, ‘Field of Streams’ at 6pm on 22nd August. We were really looking forward to being a part of Green Man Festival this year, and now we can continue to do so – in an entirely unique and different way! 

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Hijinx Presents Its First Online Festival

 Today, we're launching Hijinx Online/ Ar-lein [24 April – 22 May] – a free festival of theatre and film to entertain those who are self-isolating due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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A Message from Hijinx...

Having closed our activity last Monday evening, we’ve spent the last few days coming to terms with not seeing our fantastic Hijinx actors, participants and team of both freelance and core staff every week. It’s quite a change, but the right one to keep everyone safe and healthy.

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