One man firefighting stripper show


Danny Clifford - rolling the dice
Danny Clifford - rolling the dice

Firefighting, stripping and homelessness are all in Manchester actor Danny Clifford's new one man play at the King's Arms in Salford (July 24-30).

Danny takes the audience on an autobiographical journey that charts his career as a young Manchester fireman with a long career ahead, but flees the country and ends up homeless and begging on the streets of Perth.

RADA-trained Danny started writing his one man show Roll The Dice during lockdown. Director Scott Vickers says, “This is a unique, honest, hilarious comedy. Trust me, you’ve never seen a one-man show like this before.”

Danny says the show is a "combustion" of spoken word, dance, drama and projections: “It doesn’t take itself seriously," he admits. "I haven’t cut corners and it's not for the faint hearted, as so far my life has taken more twists and turns than you could imagine. ”

Previously Danny wrote and starred in From Heaven to Hell alongside Coronation Street’s Peter Ash. The show was directed by Sue Jenkins and was nominated for Best Drama at the GM Fringe in 2017 and Best Adaptation the following year. He also did Unbreakable, which sold out and received a nomination for Best Ensemble at the 2019 GM Fringe awards. The Kings Arms has been chosen as the venue partly to help support small independent historical venues in the city and partly because it has family ties: Danny's dad, Last of The Summer Wine actor Keith Clifford, also performed a self-written, one-man show there early in his career.