Dave Johns, I Filum Star / I Stand Up

29 Apr 2023

  • Venue
  • Running time
    60 minutes

Dave Johns, star of Ken Loach’s multi-award-winning film I, Daniel Blake, 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 age of 67; From his first meeting with legendary film director Ken Loach, to the shooting of I, Daniel Blake in Newcastle, to the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival and the British Academy Awards in London.

Going on to star in films with such acting greats as Stephen Graham and Alison Steadman, and in much loved hit film Fisherman’s Friends: One and All – this will be a must-see evening of laughs for those who believe, you’re never too old to become a Filum Star!

Dave Johns I Filum / I Stand Up is part of 1001 Stories a revolutionary two-week takeover where older people perform, exhibit and express their stories of lives lived to the fullest.


    Arts Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • LTB Foundation
  • Principal Partner

    Caddick Group
  • Principal Access Partner

    Irwin Mitchell