I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake

★★★★★ "Feels more relevant than ever” The Stage
★★★★★ "Still raw, real and relevant" The Chronicle
★★★★ "A tangible thread of anger runs through this production. The Dans and Katies have not gone away. Far from it.” WhatsOnStage

Adapted by David Johns from the film directed by Ken Loach, written by Paul Laverty, and produced by Rebecca O’Brien for Sixteen Films.

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 the stage by Dave Johns who played Daniel Blake in the award-winning 2016 film. 

*Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2022 Poverty Report. 

A tiny dragon Productions and ETT co-production in association with Northern Stage. Originally co-produced with Birmingham Rep and Oldham Coliseum.

Available for under 17s

Click here for details about companion/carer tickets.

School Rates
Newham schools: £12
All other schools: £14

Group Bookings
If you buy nine standard rate tickets then you get the 10th free. Group bookings (of 10 or more tickets) can only be booked over the phone or in person.

Booking Enquiries
Our online booking system doesn’t allow customers to leave isolated seats. We do this in order to prevent gaps in the auditorium.

Currently seats are on sale from Row B in the stalls, and it is possible that Row A will go on sale at a later date, so please be aware that purchasing seats in Row B does not guarantee that you will be in the front row.

Please note that our boxes have a slightly restricted view. Seats marked with an ‘i’ on the seating plan have a restricted view.

If you require any help with your booking then please contact our Box Office by emailing tickets@stratfordeast.com or calling 020 8534 0310.

Our ticket prices increase as the theatre fills. We always recommend booking early to secure the best seats at the best price.

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


More Information

Age Guidance: 14+ (features adult language. Click here for Content Advisory Notes)


Running time: 120 minutes (including interval)


Post-show talk: Wed 25 Oct. More information available soon.


Captioned Performance: Fri 27 Oct, 7.30pm

Dates, Times & Tickets
  • Tue 24 Oct 7:30 PM £13.00 - £40.50
  • Wed 25 Oct 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50 Post Show Talk
  • Thu 26 Oct 2:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50
  • Thu 26 Oct 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50
  • Fri 27 Oct 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50 Captioned Performance
  • Sat 28 Oct 2:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50
  • Sat 28 Oct 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50
  • Tue 24 Oct 7:30 PM £13.00 - £40.50
  • Wed 25 Oct 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50 Post Show Talk
  • Thu 26 Oct 2:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50
  • Thu 26 Oct 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50
  • Fri 27 Oct 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50 Captioned Performance
  • Sat 28 Oct 2:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50
  • Sat 28 Oct 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50

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