THU 2 - FRI 3 NOV, 7.45pm
Written and performed by Daniel Bye
Directed by Alex Swift
A twelve-year-old girl sneaks across the border into her own country. Her parents watch her on a computer screen. The works of a half-forgotten performance artist seem to hold the key to bringing down a brutal system operating on our behalf and under our noses. Do you join in? Or do you look the other way?
From the maker of The Price of Everything and Going Viral, Instructions for Border Crossing is the exposed gearbox of a political thriller. Blending Daniel’s trademark storytelling with a series of live interventions from the audience*, the show itself is as unstable as the world it describes.
*Don’t worry, you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to.
“This is a layered and intriguing piece and Bye’s an engaging performer and storyteller”
"a fascinating examination of authority, consent and complicity."
British Theatre Guide
“a pleasingly equivocating look at activism and resistance”
What’s On Stage
“Affable audience interaction combines with elements of multimedia to create a compelling concept”
“His goofily smart performance charms audiences into taking part, making the action come to life.”
Co-commissioned by ARC Stockton, Harrogate Theatre, HOME Manchester, Norwich Arts Centre, Oxford Playhouse, Unity Theatre Liverpool & West Yorkshire Playhouse. Funded by Arts Council England
Running time: 1hr 15mins
Recommended age: 14+