Dan's 17 Days becomes a play

Published: 15 March 2020
Reporter: David Upton

Dan Logan was a super-fit sportsman who excelled at rugby union and basketball. He was also a promising student at Edge Hill University, near Ormskirk. He had a special, humorous, relationship with his mam, and the pair were mates as well as being close.

The future looked great for the 22-year-old. Then one Saturday morning, Dan was nauseous. Seventeen days later he died.

A new play by award-winning playwright Phil Pearson, Live Forever, tells his life story, based on 17 Days written by Dan's mother Anne Logan Huxtable. The play celebrates his life through music, laughter and tears with a professional cast, all of whom are based in Manchester.

Dan Logan is played by Joe Walsh (New Dawn Fades), Deborah Sekibo (Coronation Street) plays his mother and Harry Moore (Wizard of Oz) plays Dan's friend.

The play is directed by Sophie Ellicott (Oldham Theatre Workshop, BAPS Theatre).

It’s on March 27 at Salford Arts Theatre.