Daniel comes from a long line of entertainers and has been
performing since the age of 8.
He has had lead roles in many productions including:
"Ernie's Incredible Hallucinations"
"The Cabbage King"
As well as appearing in the renowned Brownsea Island Theatre's
production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummers Night Dream"
For the past few years he has cut his teeth in the world of comedy
improvisation, performing in "Whose Line Is It Anyway" style shows.
Daniel received critical acclaim for his role as Victor in our
Scaramouche production of Noel Coward's "Private Lives",
his first foray back on stage in almost 15 years.
In fact, Daniel has an interesting link to Noel Coward,
his grandfather, Brian Lyons, was an orphan in the 1930's and lived
at 'The Actors Orphanage' in Surrey, an orphanage for children of
actors who lost their lives in the precareous world of Georgian theatre.
The orphanage was funded and presided over by Noel Coward himself,
who regularly visited the children with is Hollywood friend Marlene Dietrich.
Without Noel, perhaps Brian would not have lived
and Daniel would not be here to appear in our plays!
In his former vocation, Danny was a highly skilled magician, specialising in close up magic.