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.
“Theatre that makes us think about the world and how we may want to change it” Lyn Gardner, Guardian
Winner of a Scotsman Fringe First Award 2015
Director: Dick Bonham
Designer: Emma Tompkins
Lighting designer: Katharine Williams
Dramaturg: Sarah Punshon
Mentor: Alexander Kelly
Scientific Advisor: Mark Booth
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.
|Wed 15 & Sat 16 July 2015, 8pm||Northern Stage, Newcastle|
|Sat 18 July 2015, 1.15pm||Latitude Festival, Suffolk|
|Sun 2 Aug 2015, 5pm||Slung Low’s HUB, Leeds|
|Sat 8 Aug – Sun 30 Aug 2015, 2.10pm||Northern Stage at Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe|
|Tue 1 Sept 2015, 7.45pm||Tron, Glasgow|
|Tue 8 Sept 2015, 7.45pm||Cheltenham Everyman|
|Wed 9 & Thur 10 Sept 2015, 7.30pm||Oxford Playhouse|
|Fri 18 Sept 2015||Beaford Arts|
|Thur 24 Sept 2015, 8pm||Lincoln Drill Hall|
|Wed 30 Sept 2015||Norwich Art Centre|
|Fri 2 Oct 2015, 7.30pm||Theatre Royal Margate|
|Wed 18 – Sat 21 Nov 2015, 7.30pm||The Bike Shed|
|Thur 26 Nov 2015, 7.30pm||Arts Centre Washington|
|Wed 2 Dec 2015||Cast, Doncaster|
|Thur 3 Dec 2015, 7pm||ARC Stockton|
|Fri 22 Jan 2016, 8pm||West Yorkshire Playhouse|
|Fri 29 & Sat 30 April 2016, 8pm||Unity Theatre, Liverpool|
|Tues 3 – Sat 7 May 2016||Camden People’s Theatre, London|
|Tues 10 May 2016, 8pm||The Customs House, South Shields|
|Wed 11 May 2016, 8pm||South Hill Park, Bracknell|
|Tues 24 May 2016||The Studio, Sheffield Theatres|
|Wed 25 May 2016||Hull Truck Theatre, Hull|
|Thurs 26 May 2016||Harrogate Theatre|
|Fri 27 May 2016||Warwick Arts Centre|
|Mon 30 May 2016||Komedia, Brighton Fridge|
|Fri 17 June 2016||Pegasus Theatre, Oxford|
|Thurs 23 June 2016||Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, Halifax|
If you require any further information or are interested in booking this show for autumn 2016 onwards please contact Chloe Lawrence, Programme Manager [email protected]