An ARC Stockton Production

Going Viral

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

Creative team

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.

Tour dates

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]

DANIEL BYE – Going Viral – Trailer from ArcStockton on Vimeo.