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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

September 12, 2023
Northern Stage, Newcastle
Tuesday, 12th September to Saturday, 16th September 2023 "I, Daniel Blake" Stage Play
September 19, 2023
Everyman & Playhouse, Liverpool
Tuesday, 19th September to Saturday, 23rd September I, Daniel Blake Stage Play
September 26, 2023
Gala Theatre, Durham
Tuesday, 26th September to Saturday, 30th September "I, Daniel Blake" Stage Play
October 3, 2023
Leeds Playhouse, Leeds
Tuesday, 3rd October to Saturday, 7th October "I, Daniel Blake" Stage Play
October 10, 2023
The Playhouse, Oxford
Tuesday, 10th October to Saturday, 14th October "I, Daniel Blake" Stage Play
October 17, 2023
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Tuesday, 17th October to Saturday, 21st October "I, Daniel Blake" Stage Play

About Dave Johns

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Latest News

August 15, 2023

"I, Daniel Blake" Stage Adaptation by Dave Johns Autumn Tour Dates now available - see my Tour Dates page

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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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