DANDYMAN takes you on a journey of the imagination. Everyday objects transform fluidly in the hands of this talented physical comedian. Armed with just a pocket full of drinking straws, DANDYMAN fills the stage with characters, landscapes, and wild adventures. Rediscover the joy of playfulness as DANDYMAN sweeps you up in this invigorating and crazy world.
"Daniel Oldaker maximizes the subtlety of live performance, often using little more than his eyebrows to get huge laughs from the audience"
★★★★★ WINNPEG PRESS
DANDYMAN is a journey of peculiar proportions. A poignant story about waiting, about tested patience, and the way we interact with a changing world. DANDYMAN is the creation of Daniel Oldaker. A true original, Oldaker draws on comedy, absurd acrobatics, top-notch circus skills, and magic, and blends them into something entirely fresh and a little bit chaotic.
WINNER BEST INTERNATIONAL COMEDY ACT
"BUSAN COMEDY FESTIVAL"
PATRONS PICK "WINNIPEG FRINGE FESTIVAL"
NOMINATED FOR "JUST FOR LAUGHS AWARD"
BEST ENGLISH COMEDY
"ST AMBROISE FESTIVAL"
"High energy clowning rivals Buster Keaton."
★★★★ The Adelaide Advertiser
"Oldaker is a master of object manipulation"
★★★★ Stephanie Glickman, Herald Sun
Where to even begin with this Australian comedic genius? As his first tour performing in Canada, Dandyman Daniel Oldaker is as charming as he is entertaining. He had the crowd roaring with laughter with his crazy antics and awesome tricks. Oldaker kept me guessing and I always wanted to know what he could possibly do next as his performance was so unpredictable. I honestly couldn’t tell what was funnier between the sketch comedy or the improvised comedy in the show. It was so much fun!
“Presented with exceptional energy, the show demonstrates Oldaker’s live performance skills while constantly subverting the conventions of comedy and circus, withdrawing the predictability to offer a genuinely unique Festival experience”
The Pun, Jonathan Rivett
"...the most captivating and engaging entrance for a show..."
Myron My, Theatre Press
"I have now seen Dandyman three times and it’s always something new.....Last night the Fringe Club played host to the most talented artist at this years Fringe, Daniel Oldaker...."
Big John, Talk Fringe
"Daniel Oldaker's a wonderful, mischievous physical comedian"
Daniel Oldaker delivers hysterically funny and highly original physical comedy with a natural sense of play. A true vaudivillian.
Captian Frodo (La Soiree)
Directorial assistance - Trent Baumann & Paul Burke
Outside eye - Rani Huszar & Clarke McFarlane, Leighton Stephens