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Dave is one of the most respected and best loved stand up comics working on the British comedy circuit. A multi-award winning film actor, accomplished stage actor and improvisor who has appeared on the West End stage and is best known for his breakthrough role in Ken Loach's critically acclaimed film 'I, Daniel Blake' which won the coveted Palme D'Or Award at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Dave has also written for stage and radio.

Upcoming shows

March 10, 2023
Birmingham Glee Club
10th and 11th of March
March 24, 2023
The Stand, Newcastle
24th and 25th of March
May 25, 2023
Northern Stage, Newcastle
25th May to 10th June. Dave has written the stage adaptation of the Ken Loach film "I, Daniel Blake" (Screen play by Paul Laverty) to be performed at Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle
April 26, 2023
Courtyard Theatre, Leeds Playhouse
In Conversation with Ken Loach at 5.00 p.m.
April 29, 2023
Leeds Playhouse
"I, Filum Star/I Stand Up" Dave's incredible journey from bricklayer to stand up to filum star.

About Dave Johns

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Latest News

February 22, 2023
"I, Filum Star/I Stand Up"

Dave brings his incredibly funny and heartwarming story to Leeds Playhouse. "I, Filum Star/I Stand Up" is Dave's incredible journey from bricklayer, to stand up, to film star at the […]

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February 22, 2023
In Conversation with Ken Loach

A unique opportunity to hear from British film director, Ken Loach, as he sits down with collaborator Dave Johns for one night only. Ken Loach's films include "I, Daniel Blake", […]

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December 14, 2022
2022 Update

Dave has been filming in Belgium this Spring, in a new film directed by David Lambert.  "Les Tortues" will see Dave take on the role of an English ex-pat living […]

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December 14, 2022
The Shawshank Redemption

The stage adaptation of The Shawshank Redemption is currently doing a nationwide tour and will be performed at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle from 17th to the 21st January 2023.

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