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I, Daniel Blake

Dan is a carpenter. A Geordie through and through. Just on the mend after a heart attack.

Katie has just arrived from London. Finally got a council house for her and the kids. A fresh start.

I, Daniel Blake is one of the most important stories of a generation. A glimpse behind the headlines and the stark reality of what happens when the political system is stacked against you. With 14.5 million* people living in poverty in the UK, this is not fiction. It is reality.

A touching and vital story of how people come together in the face of adversity and how sometimes creating a family to support you just isn’t enough. The show is adapted for stage by Dave Johns who played Daniel Blake in the award winning 2016 film.

*Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2022 Poverty Report.

I, Daniel Blake adapted by Dave Johns from the film directed by Ken Loach, written by Paul Laverty, and produced by Rebecca O’Brien for Sixteen Films.

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Credits Director – Mark Calvert Adaptor – Dave Johns Designer – Rhys Jarman Composer – Ross Millard Sound Design – Roma Yagnik Lighting Design – Simisola Majekodunmi Video Design – Matthew Brown for PixelLux Movement Director – Martin Hylton Assistant Director – Siobhan McAuley Wardrobe Supervisor – Naomi Daley Produced by tiny dragon Productions. Originally co-produced by Northern Stage, Birmingham Rep, Oldham Coliseum, English Touring Theatre and tiny dragon Productions.