- Venue: Barber Studio
- Duration: N/A
More Information on Going Viral (2016)
An ARC Stockton Production
Written and performed by Daniel Bye
An aeroplane flies from Uganda to England. Everyone on board is weeping.
Everyone except you.
On the ground, the weeping spreads. Is it a strange new disease? An outbreak of hysteria? Or has the world become genuinely sad?
In this uncanny, high-definition world we are all more connected, more vulnerable, and more human – but not equally so.
The award-winning maker of The Price of Everything and How to Occupy an Oil Rig presents an urgent, fantastical story from the front line of an epidemic. Intimate and epic, hilarious and tragic, Going Viral is a thrilling new development in Daniel Bye‘s unique blend of storytelling, playful comedy and performance lecture.
Catch it while you can.
Developed with support from Arts Council England, Camden People’s Theatre, Northern Stage, The Yard Theatre, Triggered @ Warwick Arts Centre, QTP India and the Wellcome Trust.
Cast & Credits
Written and performed by Daniel Bye / Director Dick Bonham / Designer Emma Tompkins / Lighting Designer Katharine Williams / Dramaturg Sarah Punshon / Mentor Alexander Kelly / Scientific Advisor Mark Booth /
“ Theatre that makes us think about the world and how we may want to change it”
“ Captivating and illuminating”
“ There seems almost no limit to the political resonances of this apparently light-touch show. A rare mix of science, artistry and compassion.”
“ Funny, wise, impeccably performed”
“ Takes an idea and runs with it to a fabulous conclusion.”
“ Witty, engaging solo show”
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Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.Relaxed Performance
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Sing along with the cast in this exclusive performance. Lyrics will be on screen, so you can join in as loud as you like. Open to all, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.Post Show Discussion
Parent & Baby Performance
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- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Parent & Baby Performance