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I, Daniel Blake (2023)
I was lucky enough to play a small part in the world stage premiere of I, Daniel Blake working as sound designer with Composer Ross Millard (The Futureheads).
Adapted by Dave Johns (who played Dan in the film), from the BAFTA award winning film directed by Ken Loach, written by Paul Laverty, and produced by Rebecca O’Brien for Sixteen Films. Directed by Mark Calvert and starring David Nellist, Bryony Corrigan, Kema Sikazwe (reprising his role as China), Jodie Wild, Micky Cochrane and Janine Leigh.
The show is touring twice in 2023 and with over half of the shows completed has had standing ovations from every audience, a testament to the brilliant team involved and the relevance of the stories being told. This is not fiction.
A tiny dragon Productions and ETT co-production in association with Northern Stage. Originally co-produced with Birmingham Rep and Oldham Coliseum.
"A powerful adaptation of the Ken Loach film that feels more relevant than ever.”
The Stage ★★★★★
“An adaptation of the Ken Loach film that both moves and provokes… The show repeatedly reminds us of the gulf between political rhetoric and life as it is lived.”
"A Knockout production.”
“Stirring and enraging.” The Times
The Observer ★★★★
The Reviews Hub ★★★★★
“Raw, relevant and heart-breaking.”
Theatre & Tonic ★★★★★
“A tangible thread of anger runs through this production. The Dans and Katies have not gone away. Far from it.” Whats On Stage ★★★★
“It is a story of love, empowerment, and community in the face of the cruellest adversity. A story for everyone.” InNewcastle ★★★★★
A heart-warming story of people uniting in the face of adversity, the standing ovation at the end was well deserved.” British Theatre Guide
“￼A stunning adaptation that is fiercely political.”
Fairy Powered Productions ★★★★★
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